ESA Station upgrade
and relocation strategy
Improving Community Safety
The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) Station Upgrade and Relocation Program (SURP) is about improving community safety for Canberrans as the city expands and the population grows. Strategically locating ESA stations to better service the needs and expectations of the community will save more lives, property and the environment.
Extensive analysis has been undertaken into where stations should be located in the Territory to meet current and projected demand as the city grows.
The SURP has been underway since November 2011.In October 2013, construction of a new co-located Ambulance and Fire & Rescue station in Charnwood was completed ahead of time and under budget. In March 2015, construction of a new Fire & Rescue station for South Tuggeranong, replacing the Greenway Fire & Rescue station, was completed also on time and under budget.
A new co-located Ambulance and Fire & Rescue Station is being built at Bardi Place, Aranda. The site is located off Bindubi Street, opposite the Canberra High School. The new station will replace two separate stations currently located in the Belconnen Town Centre.
Due to the recent wet weather conditions the completion of the station will be delayed. The latest estimate for completion of the station is August 2016.
External works for the station have been affected by the wet weather. This included the landscaping around the public car park, causing delay in the sealing of the car park.
Work on the interior of the station is continuing and has not been affected by the wet weather. This is expected to be completed in July 2016.
The Emergency Services Agency is liaising with the Belconnen Community Council regarding involvement in activities for the Belconnen 50th anniversary celebrations being organised for spring this year.