RIDDELLS Creek will get an upgraded fire station if Labor is re-elected on November 24.

The existing station was built in 1984 and is no longer meeting the needs of the local brigade.

The facility is overcrowded, without female amenities and is well and truly ready for a refresh.

The upgraded station will provide the community with the modern facilities it deserves and will house the Brigade’s four vehicles and appliances, as well as supporting more than 60 volunteers that staff the station.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the upgrade will allow the Riddells Creek brigade to continue to grow to meet the operational responsibilities of the region.

“The Riddells Creek Fire Brigade is home to an active and thriving group of volunteers who are dedicated to keeping their community safe,” she said.

“I have enjoyed working with the Brigade towards this outcome and look forward to delivering this investment under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.”

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino echoed Ms Thomas’ sentiments.

“The Riddells Creek Brigade is a pivotal part of the local community. But 30 years on, it’s ready for a refresh.”

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