The Katherine Fire station is expected to officially open next week.
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Nicole Manison, told parliament yesterday, "the Katherine Fire Station is a magnificent piece of infrastructure that we will be really pleased to go in and open next week".
Construction began in early September and was completed a few weeks ago.
"It is a fantastic piece of infrastructure for the Katherine community, making a real difference for our police there because they have more room to be able to do their operations and their important work," Ms Manison said.
Ms Manison is expected to attend a Budget briefing before invited guests in Katherine on Thursday.
"That is a brilliant, fast-tracked project.
"We had very strong advocacy from the Member for Katherine ensuring we had the right level of investment there.
"We increased investment because we wanted to get the best long-term fire station for the people of Katherine."
Now completed, all three emergency services are within arms reach, and out of the flood zone.
The relocation of services to Katherine East ties in with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics's work in relocating the Katherine township out of the flood zone.
The new fire station will:
- accommodate fire crew/staff and be available for after hours use by volunteers
- provide a venue for training
- offer a workspace for vehicles and safety equipment
- provide shelter for fire fleet on standby
- allow for further expansion to enable the facility to service the community into the future
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