Sandy Point Rural Bush Fire Station

Design and construction of a new Rural Bush Fire Station.

Works start date: May 2016

Works end date: Dec 2018

Works location: next to Community Hall View on map

Reason for works

The existing facility at 198 St George Cres, Sandy Point can no longer meet the functional requirements of a modern rural fire station due to greater need for storage, and changes in operational functions.

The completion of a new facility will improve response times to bush fire and emergency events.  The new station will be better able to house rural fire fighters during normal operations, and staging, during major bush fire events.

Scope of works

The purpose of the project is to improve the facilities of the Sandy Point Rural Bush Fire Brigade.  The project scope involves the construction of a new building to house Volunteer Rural Fire Services and it's fire fighting equipment.

The design for the new facility will include:-

  • Garage for 2 fire tankers, 1 support vehicle, and 1 fire fighting trailer.
  • Workshop, store room, and office for the Brigade Captain.
  • Training / function room, & amenities.
  • Hose drying yard and pole.
  • Associated car parking.

Council promotes environmentally friendly development and, where appropriate, adopts energy saving principles and systems within it's building, plant and equipment.

Project schedule

The delivery milestones include:-

  • Concept Design – March 2013 - Completed
  • Tender for the design – May 2016 - Completed
  • Development Application approval - May 2017
  • Construction Tender - Sept 2017
  • Contractor Appointment expected - Nov 2017
  • Final design (completed by Contractor) – Dec 2017
  • Commence site works expected - Feb 2018
  • Completion expected - Oct 2018

Public impacts during construction

There will be no interruptions to the rural bush fire service, as the Sandy Point Brigade will continue to provide services from an alternate facility, during construction.

There may be minor traffic delays during the delivery of materials and some impacts on local parking during construction works.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by Sutherland Shire Council and the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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