August 29, 2019
The State Government has opened tenders to build new fire stations at Yarraman and Kilkivan.
The Yarraman project, at 7 Toomey Street, has been bundled together in the tender process with the construction of a new fire station at Esk.
The tenders opened on August 22 and will close on September 12.
Money was allocated for the projects in the 2019-20 State Budget.
The promised new complex at Kilkivan has been a long time coming: $900,000 was set aside in the 2017-18 State Budget; followed by $900,000 in 2018-19 and $1.6 million in 2019-20.
Budget papers put the total cost of the facility at $1.8 million.
The fire station at Yarraman had $800,000 allocated in the 2018-19 Budget followed by $1.4 million in 2019-20 out of a projected total cost of $1.5 million.