A glimpse of the new Fire and SES Station in Rainbow Beach
You may have noticed the old Fire Station (next to the pool) has been removed – you can see fencing on Rainbow Beach Road and in the parkland.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) spokesperson has advised: “Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has allocated total funding of $1.4 million for the provision of the Rainbow Beach replacement auxiliary Fire and Rescue Station.
“This station will have capacity to accommodate the Fire and Rescue Service and State Emergency Service.”
Previously we reported the new facility would recognise growth in our area, we asked how this would be reflected in the design.
The spokesperson advised the new facility will feature three bays and ample storage to effectively accommodate auxiliary Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and State Emergency Service (SES) operations.
“This increased capacity will allow QFES to cater for current and future demand in Rainbow Beach and surrounding areas.
Construction is about to begin on the new Fire Station
“QFES has been utilising another Queensland Government facility in the area with capacity to accommodate our crews to maintain existing service delivery to the community.
“Work on construction of the station commenced in January 2021, with an expected completion of July 2021.”