Plans on track for Beerwah fire station

THE hinterland is set to receive an enhanced emergency services capability with plans for a purpose-built fire station at Beerwah progressing.

Minister for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Ryan, said construction of a new Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) complex at Beerwah, which will house an integrated fire and emergency services capability, was on track for completion in 2025.

“The Sunshine Coast has seen significant population growth in recent years, and a boost to services in Beerwah to appropriately meet increased community demand is a logical move,” Mr Ryan said. “The existing auxiliary Beerwah FRS Station was constructed 35 years ago and is not suitable for redevelopment or expansion.

“A brand-new combined emergency services complex, with an additional six full-time equivalent (FTE) staff will be a welcome boost in resourcing to ensure Queenslanders are kept safe through flood, fire and other emergencies.

“We expect the new complex to be fully operational in time for the 2025 storm and cyclone season.”

Minister Ryan said a new, $6.5 million Fire and Rescue station is also in the pipeline for Caloundra South.

“The design stage for this project… is progressing well,” he said.