IT’S been a long time coming but the new multipurpose emergency services facility at Maleny is on track to be operational next month … all going well.
After many years of promises and waiting, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES), Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) and State Emergency Service (SES) will soon have a new purpose-built depot, offices and training facilities on the corner of Macadamia Drive and Dixon Avenue on the western side of Maleny, just up the road from the police station and Queensland Ambulance.
The new $5 million facility will bring an end to the annual SES and RFB routine of moving out of sheds at Maleny Showground for the Maleny Show.
The completion will come just in time for the upcoming storm season and the emergency callouts that this hectic time of year can bring.
A QFES spokesperson said the construction was progressing well.
“With practical completion anticipated in late October, operations are scheduled for late November and the official opening slated for December 9,” the spokesperson said.
“The facility will co-locate the auxiliary Fire and Rescue Service, Rural Fire Service and SES.
“This fit-for-purpose facility will enable QFES to provide enhanced response services to the growing Maleny and Sunshine Coast hinterland community.”