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.
Construction of a new co-located Ambulance and Fire & Rescue station in Bardi Place, Aranda commenced in June 2015 and is scheduled for completion by June 2016. The new Aranda station, which will replace two separate stations currently situated in the Belconnen town centre, will complete Phase 1 of the ESA Station Upgrade and Relocation Strategy.
Work will commence in November 2015 for the adaptive re-use of the previous Greenway Fire & Rescue station site to transition it into an Ambulance station. The work is scheduled to be completed in mid April 2016.