State Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, is supporting the need for new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade.

Established in 1927, The Basin CFA Brigade has a long and proud history serving its community and has been in its current facilities since the 1970s. However, the building is now showing signs of age.

New facilities would allow the brigade the space to grow and to continue its high level of service into the future.

Servicing The Basin area and providing support for surrounding brigades when required, the brigade has a strong and proud volunteer membership base of 80+ and responds to over 200 call outs per year. It runs an active juniors program and supports a number of much loved local events like their famous Christmas Carols.

Jackson Taylor MP, has been a strong advocate for the upgrade and has been working closely with the brigade on the concept since day one. Mr Taylor has now started a petition in support of the need for new facilities, and will be presenting the petition to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The petition states:

“To the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The undersigned hereby petition the Minister to work with CFA on securing new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Built in the 1970s the current facility has a long, proud history but is now showing signs of its age. The volunteer brigade are a proud part of The Basin and Knox community’s with over 80 active members and growing with a flourishing junior program. As they continue to grow, so too does the need for a new station to cater for that growth and to recognise their importance to our community and ensure they have the best facilities possible to get on with their job.”

You can sign the petition here.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor

“New facilities would ensure this proud and dedicated volunteer brigade can continue to grow and support their community”.

“The Basin CFA Brigade has been a part of the community for over 90 years, and I want to continue to back them in, so we can ensure they have the best possible facilities to get on with the job”.

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