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Community consultation for new Fire & Rescue Station

Daniel Bouwmeester    November 19, 2022    2 min read   

Consultation is now open on the planning of the new Greater Springfield Fire and Rescue Station.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said planning for the new station located in Augustine Heights was well advanced.

“The population of Greater Springfield continues to grow, and we want to ensure that we have all of the necessary services to help keep people safe in our community,” Ms Mullen said.

“Whilst we are currently well serviced by both the Camira and Ripley Fire Stations, a dedicated Fire and Rescue Station in Greater Springfield will ensure that we can continue to grow with certainty when it comes to the emergency response from our firefighters.

“This was an important election commitment that I made in the State Election in 2020 and I am really pleased to see the project progressing.”

Community submissions close on Thursday, December 1.

Ms Mullen said the site for the station, located at 74 Gateway Drive, Augustine Heights was ideal for the operational needs of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) with good access and close proximity to the Centenary Motorway.

“Since QFES received handover of the land under a Social Infrastructure Agreement between Springfield City Group and the State of Queensland, early works on the site have started.

“This includes the clearing of the site and enabling road infrastructure to be constructed for access purposes.

The proposed development, under a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation, includes:

  • Construction of a new Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) fire and rescue station. The designation will include a new, permanent station, two (2) bay engine room, training pad and tower, parking and landscaping;
  • Two (2) new vehicular crossovers onto Gateway Drive;
  • Sixteen (16) staff car parks and one (1) visitor / persons with disabilities (PWD) car park; and
  • Forty-six (46) permanent staff across four (4) shifts, with a maximum of 8 permanent staff on shift at one time.

Further information on the proposal can be found via this link, with submissions closing on December 1, 2022.

Media Contact: Jordan Electorate Office – 3447 9300.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.