PROJECT UNDER WAY: Constructions Group site manager Iain Harris, with Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey and Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat turn the first sod at the site of the new Brassall Fire Station.
PROJECT UNDER WAY: Constructions Group site manager Iain Harris, with Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey and Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat turn the first sod at the site of the new Brassall Fire Station. David Nielsen

Rescue services right on location

THE NEW Brassall Fire Station will be completed in June next year and is set to see 19 new staff better service the region.

The State Government has committed $3.91 million to the project.

Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat said the strategic location of the Queensland Fire and Rescue station was "all about getting connectivity" to the region and that the community would be the major beneficiary.

"We want people to come and settle here and have confidence that if something goes wrong that they will be looked after," Mr Choat said.

"Emergency services are important to people and now they will have a Fire and Rescue Station set up right in the heart of the electorate where it has close proximity to get out to the different communities.

"The Ipswich West area is rapidly expanding and the new station is perfectly placed to give firies quick access to the Warrego Hwy and it will complement the existing rural fire services that are in the area, which is really important."

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service assistant commissioner Peter Beauchamp said 19 new fire fighters would be provided to the city of Ipswich.

"This new station at Brassall is going to enhance our capability to go back into the CBD of Ipswich and support the growth areas," Mr Beauchamp said.

"It is an expansion of our services and an enhancement of our capability."

The station, which is situated on the corner of Diamantina Bvd and Sovereign Crt in Brassall, will also consist of a drive-through two-bay appliance garage, training facilities, staff amenities, utility areas and an urban medium pumper appliance.



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