Both documents can be found at the new Project 2016 ‘online site’ on CFA’s intranet.
Project 2016 includes funding for the creation of 342 additional career firefighter positions and ten new and/or modified fire stations for use as integrated brigades in areas of identified gaps to support volunteers to meet community service delivery requirements.
Project Manager, Deb Parkin says the newsletter also aims to give CFA members a better understanding about the goals and objectives of Project 2016 which essentially will grow the capacity of CFA to meet its service delivery obligations in the immediate years ahead.
“The $232 million project began about eighteen months ago, and there has been significant progress since then including the purchase of land for a new integrated fire station at Rowville and the completion of works at the Mildura fire station,” says Deb.
Project 2016 enables CFA to increase its firefighting capacity in response to increasing service delivery demand due to rapid population growth, demographic change, and an evolving risk profile in Victoria’s Metropolitan and Provincial growth corridors.
To date 67 career firefighter and operations positions have been established as part of phase 1 and phase 2 of the program.
“CFA career firefighters play a pivotal role in delivering fire and emergency service to the community of Victoria at integrated fire brigades around the State. They do an exceptional job to ensure that any potential service gaps are met in places where the demands on volunteers are under pressure,” Deb says.
The full version of the Project 2016 newsletter and Project 2016 Annual Review can be found on the Project 2016 webpage. (Note, you will be prompted to log in before you are taken to the webpage.)