Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.August 22, 2014 3:00am
Jerilderie Shire Council director of technical services David Tamlyn, JSC operations manager Denis Gelle, Rural Fire Service learning and development officer Chris Barron, RFS manager of Mid Murray Zone Superintendent Lindsay Lashbrook, JSC deputy mayor Ruth McRae and JSC steel fabricators Justin Williams and Jak Payne.
The keys to the new Rural Fire Service station in Jerilderie were officially handed over on Friday.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae addressed the crowd before handing the keys to RFS manager of Mid Murray Zone Superintendent Lindsay Lashbrook.
‘‘Several years ago the Mid Murray Zone Rural Fire Service prioritised that all Jerilderie District Brigades would have a modern truck and station,’’ Cr McRae said.
‘‘The final step in this campaign is the completion of the new Jerilderie RFS Station in Southey St, Jerilderie.
‘‘For the past two years the Mid Murray Zone RFS has set aside funds to bring this project to fruition.
‘‘Funding for the project was secured in the last financial year at a total cost of $363,000.
‘‘Jerilderie Shire Council’s contribution was 12 per cent, with RFS providing 88 per cent of funds.
‘‘With funding available, the shire operations manager Denis Gelle did the plans and drawings,’’ she said.
‘‘The shire’s steel fabrication unit was responsible for the construction of the building. The station is on budget and almost complete.’’
In providing a general overview of RFS activities for the 2013/14 year, Supt Lashbrook said he was delighted with the station.
‘‘The new station in particular has been a major project and is a credit to the Jerilderie Shire staff who designed and constructed the building,’’ he said.
In addition, Jerilderie Shire Council staff have recently completed construction of five stations across Jerilderie and Conargo shires for the Rural Fire Service.
An official opening of the Jerilderie station will be held in November.
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