Community safety in the Bunbury region has been enhanced with the opening of a new $1.4 million purpose-built State Emergency Service (SES) facility.
Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson welcomed the new headquarters, saying the modern, fully equipped base would better support SES volunteers who give their valuable time to help the community.
“The Bunbury SES Unit has played an essential role for more than 54 years, responding to storms, undertaking searches and providing vital support during bushfires and other emergencies,” Commissioner Gregson said.
In 2016 alone, the unit responded to more than 23 incidents and contributed more than 7000 hours of their time.
Commissioner Gregson said ensuring emergency services were well-equipped would enable them to better protect regional communities well into the future.
“This modern facility means our dedicated Bunbury SES volunteers are better resourced than ever to respond to the needs of the growing community,” he said.
“The new base will be a nerve centre for emergency response in the City of Bunbury and the South West.”
The new building features dedicated operations and communications facilities, as well as office space and training facilities – all designed to accommodate current and future needs.
The facility has been made possible through the Emergency Services Levy with the support of the City of Bunbury.