After promises, delays and active campaigning even by a ‘Where is our fire station’ Facebook page, an actual fire station will now replace the large proposed sign in Oran Park.
Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves joined Fire and Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner Megan Stiffler on Thursday to inspect work on the $6.19 million dollar project.
“I’m pleased to report that excavation work and soil removal is now underway at the site, located on the corner of Dick Johnson Drive and Southwell Road,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
Residents are relieved to hear that the project is expected to be completed in late 2022 and will see a new two-storey fire station constructed and outfitted with a brand new fire truck, new HAZMAT appliance and other associated equipment.
Acting Commissioner Stiffler said that the new station has been designed to meet the needs of a modern fire service.
“It will feature modern training and recovery facilities to ensure firefighters are trained, rested and ready to respond to fires, rescues, road accidents, chemical spills and other emergencies,” she said.
Mr Sidgreaves noted that the new station represents a major investment in firefighting resources and community safety in south-western Sydney.
“Oran Park’s new fire station is reflective of the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of our local community by providing firefighters with the best possible equipment and amenities so they can get on with the job they do best: saving people and property,” he said.
Artist’s impression of the new Fire Station viewed from Dick Johnson Drive
The Proposed Sign that was the face of a Facebook campaign on the ‘Where is our fire station’ page