Bunbury receives emergency services funding boost
Living on rural property has a multitude of benefits, but living in an isolated location can also be a dealbreaker for many house hunters, with the proximity of essential services important to keep in consideration when shopping for a real estate purchase.
With this in mind, those in the market for a new property in Western Australia's regional areas are likely to be interested in a new multimillion-dollar emergency services hub earmarked for Bunbury.
Announcing approval of the new facility yesterday (October 9), state emergency services minister Troy Buswell said the building will improve community safety in the south-west.
"Bunbury and its surrounding districts is now the second fastest growing region in Australia and it's critical that the delivery of emergency services is in line with population growth," Mr Buswell explained.
"This new emergency services hub will ensure the local community is well supported by the different emergency services which will train and work together, and in turn learn from each other."
The $8 million facility will become a central station for volunteer fire and rescue services, as well as the State Emergency Service (SES) in the future.
Mr Buswell said the funding boost was a major boon for the region, giving local residents peace of mind knowing experienced and trained personnel are on hand in the event of an emergency.