A NEW base for the CFA and SES is set to improve emergency response times in Wycheproof according to Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh.
Emergency workers have just moved into the base, which cost $1.55 million.
Mr Walsh said the new base was a significant improvement on the previous site.
“The CFA and SES now have a modern base with up-to-date facilities which is a far cry from the previous SES base which was little more than two very old shire garages that were in poor condition, too small and in the wrong place,” he said.
Mr Walsh said the new emergency services facility would bring together two key emergency service agencies.
“Both agencies in Wycheproof have long histories with the fire brigade being established 118 years ago and the SES established from Civil Defence in 1971,” he said.
“Both are still going strong.”
Mr Walsh also announced that the Wycheproof SES has also been awarded a grant of $44,463 to purchase a new vehicle.