New Ambulance and Fire & Rescue station for West Belconnen
The new Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Station in Charnwood, West Belconnen was completed in October 2013. The new station was officially opened on 18 October 2013 by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell MLA.
The Emergency Services Agency (ESA) held an ‘open day’ for the public on Saturday 19 October 2013. Over 3,000 locals, from the very young to our more senior citizens, visited their new station that day.
Construction of the new station by Manteena Pty Ltd included a roundabout located at the intersection of Lhotsky Street and Charnwood Place (the main entry/exit for the Charnwood shops). The new roundabout has greatly improved traffic flow in that area and has been well received by locals.
Territory Plan variation to enable new stations in south Tuggeranong and Aranda
In 2012, the ESA submitted Planning Reports to the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) for the purpose of seeking a variation to the Territory Plan to enable the development of new stations proposed for South Tuggeranong and Aranda. The ESDD conducted a public consultation process from July to September 2012 in relation to the ESA proposals. The variations to the Territory Plan were approved in the Legislative Assembly in May 2013.
New Fire & Rescue station for South Tuggeranong
ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd (the builder) has established the site and commenced preliminary ground works. Security fencing is in place all around the perimeter of the site. Bulk earthworks including removal of vegetation and top soil are due to commence in the near future.
Proposed co-located Ambulance and Fire & Rescue station at Aranda
A Development Application to construct the proposed station has been approved by the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. At this stage, Government has not made a final decision about this proposed station.