Official opening for Selby CFA

Selby CFA Volunteer Neville Aldham outside the new Selby CFA station.

Selby CFA is having an official opening of their $1.35 million multipurpose station.

The old station, which was built in 1977 was demolished in January to make way for a new building which was funded by State Government.

The official opening will take place at Selby Fire Brigade on Sunday 27 October from 2pm-4pm.

Community Safety Co-ordinator Neville Aldham invited everyone along to see the new three-bay facility.

“It’s an absolutely great facility for all the members of the brigade and residents too,” he said.

“It will enable us to turnout a lot quicker.”

“In the past we had to pull all the trucks out of the station, get dressed and then assemble on the truck whereas now we can mobilise in the station and drive straight out.”

The new facility includes a washroom, office area, disabled toilets, a new kitchen, and a repair shop.

Mr Buckle said there would be refreshments available and invited residents along to see the new community asset.

“There is a welcome to country and a smoking ceremony by the traditional owners.”

“There will be an official opening, the plaque will go on the wall by local member James Merlino.”

“Anybody is welcome to come along, have a walk around and see all the new facilities and where everything fits.”