Constituency Question: Emergency Services Port Fairy

Mr PURCELL (Western Victoria) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Thanks to the Napthine government, Warrnambool is fortunate to have recently received a new $8 million Country Fire Authority (CFA) station, which became operational on 1 April this year. However, I was dismayed to find out that the new multimillion-dollar station will be outgrown by next year. It is a pity that the CFA station did not include a consolidation of emergency services, as was requested by the community at the time. We have received from many constituents throughout the region requests for 'emergency services hubs' in their towns. This would include the co-location of State Emergency Service ambulance and fire services into one central hub, with the potential for efficiency gains within the office. There is a need for one in Port Fairy. My question is: what is the minister doing to make certain that the emergency services in Port Fairy will be co-located?

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