When the new emergency services centre was announced for Gingin last year it was expected to be finished by April this year but the project is running behind with some site works among the jobs still to be completed.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the main building components were close to completion and the project was now likely to be completed in the second half of 2022.
A spokeswoman said the remaining work included completion of roof sheeting, installation of telecommunications infrastructure, interior fit-out and some site works.
DFES did not respond when Yanchep News Online asked if the delay would increase the cost of the centre, which had been budgeted at $2.2 million.
“Construction has seen some delays due to state-wide shortages of building supplies and an unusually wet winter,’’ she said.
“There have been no problems due to site constraints or contractors reported to DFES.
“The Shire of Gingin consulted with DFES to select the site, which is strategically located in the town centre, close to connecting roads and alongside the local volunteer ambulance hub.’’
She said the new complex would be a dual-purpose facility, providing a new home for local volunteer firefighters and capability to serve as an incident control centre to manage major incidents in the region.
“The building is also designed to accommodate future expansion to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the community.
“Gingin volunteers provide an exceptional service for their local community and this new facility will provide more opportunities for training and growth well into the future.”
This article appeared on Yanchep News Online on 6 April 2022.
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