Busby will get a spanking new Fire Station to replace the old facility which, in Fire and Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell’s words “couldn’t support a diverse firefighting crew and was unable to provide the separation between work and living areas that is crucial for a modern, firefighting workplace.”

The $6.6m new facility will meet the needs of a diversifying firefighting workforce with amenities for male and female firefighters, and new design measures to reduce potentially dangerous materials being brought back from firegrounds under FRNSW’s Clean Firefighter program.

“The new fire station has state-of-the-art amenities that will allow for faster response times to better protect residents in the Busby and surrounding areas”, Emergency Services Minister Jihad Dib said.

Construction has commenced on the new station which will be fitted with energy efficiency measures that lower the building’s environmental footprint, including sun screening on the most exposed sides of the building, skylights for natural lighting, and wind turbine ventilators over the engine bay to provide natural ventilation.

Member for Liverpool Charishma Kaliyanda said that the new fire station will provide a boost to the area’s capability to respond to emergencies.

“It will enable the local crew to return to the community and continue to provide the best possible service to the people of Miller and surrounds,” Ms Kaliyanda said.