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New emergency headquarters keeping Bunbury safe

By Kevin Kelly

Bunbury's focus on the future is being highlighted by a new emergency building development.

A replacement of the old emergency centre in Nuytsia Avenue, the brand new state-of-the-art building will house the State Emergency Services (SES) and a control centre for operations.

The announcement comes after funding was secured for the $1.425 million construction on 9 February. The brand new development will be a boost to real estate in Bunbury South, breathing new life into the area with a modern building, situated opposite Bunbury Cemetery on Robertson Drive.

In a bid to improve the efficiency of the city and offering encouragement to local residents that their safety is a priority, the project will begin soon and is expected to be completed in only 26 weeks.

Leaving the past behind

Keeping in line with recent planned developments around Bunbury, the new emergency centre will be a boost to the region, while use of the old building is still being discussed.

"The current SES headquarters is well past its use-by date and this new facility will give our emergency services a purpose-built base from which to conduct their important and often life-saving work," said Bunbury mayor Gary Brennan.

Over 2,500 people volunteer for the Bunbury SES, compiling a highly trained team that assists in storms and cyclones, can help by providing emergency repairs to damaged buildings and evacuates people in times of need, among other critical tasks.

Bunbury getting it done quickly

Mr Brennan is hoping to move the project along quickly to make the most of the assistance from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) who are providing significant funding and also contributing to fitting out the building.

"The City is pleased to work so closely with DFES to make this facility a reality as soon as possible," Mr Brennan stated.

Contact the team at Ray White Bunbury and see what real estate around Bunbury South is available closer to the modern emergency services building.

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