The ACT Government announces the new City Station. From left, Chief Officer of ACT Ambulance Service Howard Wren, ACT Fire & Rescue's Chief Officer Chris Zeitlhofer, and ESA Commissioner Georgeina Whelan.
19 August 2020
Canberra’s emergency services will aim to continue delivering nation-leading response times, thanks to the introduction of a new City Station.
Located in Acton off Clunies Ross Street, the new fire and ambulance station will service the Canberra City and Inner North areas, and is predicted to be the busiest station in Canberra.
The ACT Government is investing more than $45 million in the new station. With construction commencing in 2020-21, the station is expected to be operational in the 2022-23 financial year.
This investment is further supported by the recent announcement of 99 new firefighters who will join ACT Fire and Rescue by the end of 2024 to help staff the new station.
The new City Station is likely to house two aerial vehicles, which will become crucial in helping protect Canberrans living in - and surrounded by - high-rise buildings, in the safest way possible. The ACT Government is also investing in 10 state-of-the-art ambulance vehicles.
For more information, head to https://esa.act.gov.au/.