Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, said today’s State Budget announcement that a new Fire Station will be built in Yarraman means that the State Government must now do the right thing and make the DAF Forestry Shed available to the Yarraman Men’s Shed.
Mrs Frecklington said while the Yarraman community will welcome investment in a new Fire Station, they must help fast track the process to help the Men’s Shed to finally find a home.
"The State’s Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) has confirmed that they have concluded their investigations into where the new station should located and their results have confirmed they will choose an alternative site to the DAF Forestry Shed which they had originally considered," Mrs Frecklington said.
"After lobbying the State Government on behalf of the Yarraman Men’s Shed, it is good news that they have confirmed they will relinquish any further interest in the Mill Street property.
"However, now that the State Government has confirmed the Fire Station will be purpose built, the process to hand over the building to the Yarraman Men’s Shed should not be held up any further.
"It makes good, common sense to get the Yarraman Men’s Shed into the DAF Forestry Building as soon as possible.
"Other communities within the Nanango Electorate to also receive funding to commence new Fire Stations are Esk, Kilkivan and Wooroolin.
"This is a good start, and I will be monitoring this spending to ensure the projects are completed and on time," Deb said.
Photo – Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington with members of the Yarraman Men’s Shed.