New fire station for Rainbow Beach

Three of the local firefighters, Ivan Thrash, Liam Gray and Geoff Cochrane, who meet every Tuesday night at the Rainbow Beach Station to maintain and upkeep the equipment and train

Three of the local firefighters, Ivan Thrash, Liam Gray and Geoff Cochrane, who meet every Tuesday night at the Rainbow Beach Station to maintain and upkeep the equipment and train

Work is underway to deliver a new $2 million facility to house auxiliary Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and the State Emergency Services in Rainbow Beach.

The complex is in the design stage, but land has been purchased and work will be ready to move ahead with the $200,000 committed in the Budget for 2019-2020.

The new fire station will replace the old facility and recognises the growth in this area.

Acting Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Di Farmer, said: “Building modern facilities ensures communities can feel safe knowing our crews are properly equipped and ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

“The Rainbow Beach Fire Station will shortly go out to tender and construction is expected to start later this year.”

Captain of the Rainbow Beach Station, Liam Gray, who has been with the station for fifteen years, said: “It will be a great addition for the community to allow us to house more fire-fighting appliances to respond to all kinds of incidents throughout our area.”