Construction of Gingin Emergency Services Centre Underway

Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 2:24:32 PM

Members of the public may have taken note of the recent clearing of a block of land to the south of the Chittering Gingin St John Ambulance Centre on Weld Street in Gingin.  

This location is to be the site for the construction of the new Gingin Emergency Services Centre (GESC). Construction is expected to be completed by approximately April 2022 and when completed, this facility will be utilised by Gingin Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Gingin South Bushfire Brigade.

Additionally, the facility will also act as an Incident Control Centre during emergency level bush fires, of which the Shire has seen 3 in the past 18 months including the Red Gully Bush Fire, Yanchep Bush Fire and more recently, the Gingin Town Site Bush Fire. This facility will act in this capacity as an Incident Control Centre not only for the Shire of Gingin but also for surrounding Shires as it will be a regional facility for the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) and other relevant emergency services in the event of an emergency level fire threat.

The GESC will be a huge asset to both the Shire and surrounding regions. It will be managed by the Shire of Gingin and has been funded through the DFES Emergency Services Levy.

Enquiries about the Gingin Emergency Services Centre may be directed to Phil Barrett, Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, on 0408 943 576.

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Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

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