Wallumbilla Emergency Services Receive Funding

With an additional $25,000 from the Rural Fire Service, the centre will be a hub to accommodate State Emergency Services and the Rural Fire Brigade for the area. 

Mayor Tyson Golder, Portfolio Chair for Disaster Management said Council is committed to ensuring our emergency services continue to operate effectively throughout the region. 

"Volunteers are the heroes of our community. The new centre will see two vital services under one roof and will improve efficiency to ensure a quick response to disasters," Cr Golder said. 

"Council is proud to assist in funding the construction of the centre and as the project needs donations to ensure labour can take place, we encourage the community to donate what they can."

The new centre will be located at the Council Wallumbilla Depot and will house equipment, amenities, kitchen and a training/communications room for the two groups to use. 

The current headquarters are at the Wallumbilla Showgrounds, however there is no room to house vital equipment including trucks, vehicles, trailers and emergency equipment. The proposed centre is set to solve this, with a custom-made shed to keep all of these items under one roof. 

The groups are asking for any donations or in-kind assistance where possible for the construction of the centre. 

If you would like to donate, please contact Fergus Seawright on 0428 234 326 (SES) or Michael Taylor (RFB).