Work to start on new $6m fire station

Published 11:00am 9 March 2023

Work to start on new $6m fire station
Words by Nick Crockford

Construction is set to start on the new $6 million Moreton Bay Central Fire and Rescue Station.

Ground was broken yesterday at the 5000sqm site on Steel St, Narangba. Weather permitting the station, which will operate 24/7, is scheduled to open in 2024.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Greg Leach said it was an “important development to ensure we are able to continue to meet the needs of the growing community”.

“It will enable firefighters to not only respond quickly to emergencies but provide the opportunity to work with the community to prevent incidents occurring," he said.

Work to start on new $6m fire station
A graphic illustration of the new Moreton Bay Central Fire Station. Design still subject to slight change.

“The location of the new station has been carefully considered to ensure it will provide the best operational response to the surrounding area, in conjunction with existing fire stations.”

Commissioner Leach was joined on site by Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Steven Miles, the Member for Murrumba.

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan, the Member for Morayfield and Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting were also at the sod turning.

“The Moreton Bay region is booming and this new station will help meet the needs of our growing community,” Deputy Premier Miles said.

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Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan added: “Whether it’s a road crash or structure fire, we know it’s vital firefighters are able to respond quickly in times of need.”

Chris Whiting MP said the new station will “enhance community safety”.

“This is a very important project and I am looking forward to visiting the new Moreton Bay Central Fire and Rescue Station upon its completion,” he said.

The site was unveiled in July 2021 after a campaign, driven by Mango Hill Progress Association, to boost emergency service cover in the area.

Currently, the nearest fire stations to North Lakes are at Burpengary, Deception Bay, Kippa-Ring, Redcliffe and Petrie.

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