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23/06/2010 – New Emergency Services Complex will boost community safety

Construction will soon begin on the new state-of-the-art $51.6 million FESA Emergency Services Complex in Cockburn with PS Structures winning the tender.   The high tech facility will become the new headquarters that supports fire and emergency services staff and volunteers across the State.  FESA Chief Executive Officer Jo Harrison-Ward said the new complex would enhance FESA’s capability to respond to different types of emergencies, including bushfires, cyclones, floods, earthquakes, storms and tsunamis.

Our State’s sheer size, extensive coastline, growing population and Perth’s status as the most isolated city in the world means emergency management is of paramount concern to FESA and the State Government,” she said.   “This new facility has been designed to the highest possible standards and takes into account the growing needs of our community.”   Ms Harrison-Ward said the 7,500 square metre, three story complex would comprise of two wings of office space, a major operations centre, triple zero communications centre, meeting and training rooms, gymnasium, family room and enclosed outdoor area.

“The building will feature the latest in open plan workplace design and will meet strict environmental standards,” Ms Harrison-Ward said.  “It is a very exciting time as we move from the design phase to construction and are able to see the architect’s plans and drawings come to life.  “We look forward to working with builders PS Structures and will be watching the progress of the building with anticipation.”

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