New fire station for Mount Macedon

Mary-Anne Thomas MP and CFA representatives celebrate with Mount Macedon Fire Brigade members at the opening of the brigade's new station.

Mount Macedon Fire Brigade has welcomed a new fire station, better equipping volunteer firefighters to respond to emergencies and protect the community.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas visited the station on Friday to officially open the facility and congratulate brigade members.

The state government provided more than $4 million to acquire the land and build the replacement station, as part of its work to ensure CFA brigades have modern infrastructure to keep the community safe.

The brigade contributed a further $38,000 towards the construction of the new station.

The facility includes a three-bay drive-through motor room to house the brigade’s appliances and dedicated male and female turnout facilities.

The brigade will have access to a new training yard, workshop, brigade office and communications room, as well as a multi-purpose training room with a kitchen.

The station has sustainable features including insulation, seals on doors and windows to prevent drafts, automatic air-conditioning systems, a septic system for sewerage, native plants, and water tanks holding up to 20,000 litres.