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2/02/2017 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 2 February, 2017
District Council has approved additional funding of $28,000 to the Mount Somers
Fire Station Extension to account for improved cost estimates of the project.
has increased the budget from $121,000 to $149,000 after preliminary plans for
the facility’s extension provided a clearer indication of total costs.
discussions between Council and the Mount Somers Fire Unit, we’ve been able to
establish more detailed plans for the extension, which includes building,
plumbing, drainage and design costs. We’ve also learnt since the original
budget was set that we need to install a shower,” Council Commercial Manager
Colin Windleborn says.
is working to bring the Mount Somers Fire Station up to the standard of other
rural fires stations in the district, with extensions needed to install a
meeting room, kitchen and toilet.
will also include a disability accessible toilet for the public, following
community requests for a toilet to be available at McClimont Green, adjacent to
the fire station.
had previously increased the project’s budget from $45,000 to $121,000 in May