Official opening of the Crossroads Rural Fire Station
May 26, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, on behalf of Councillors and ratepayers, at the official opening of the $1.3 million Crossroads Rural Fire Station at Vincentia this Saturday.
The new five bay Station has been erected on land donated by Shoalhaven City Council on the intersection of Wool and Jervis Bay Roads.
The new Crossroads Fire Brigade incorporates members of the amalgamated Hyams Beach, Erowal Bay and Sanctuary Point brigades.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the new station was originally identified through a joint 2007 NSW RFS/Council Strategic Capital Expenditure Plan which highlighted the need for a Rural Fire Station in close proximity to the Wool and Jervis Bay Roads roundabout.
“With Council staff and contractors, Tereno having put so much effort into the construction of this fantastic new facility, it was very exciting to be part of the opening of the Crossroads Rural Fire Station,” said Clr Gash.
“This new state of the art Station will provide the community with immeasurable benefits namely through an increased central firefighting presence in the Vincentia area.
“I would also like to congratulate members of the Hyams Beach, Erowal Bay and Sanctuary Point brigades on the harmonious way in which they approached the merging of their services.”
“Further to this, I would like to thank all the members of the Crossroads Rural Fire Station as they take ownership of this new facility and continue to make a major contribution to the local area.”
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 172