State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has welcomed the news that the new Wallsend Fire Station 484 will come online today, with staff expected to start moving in.
The new facility will replace the almost 100 year old historical Wallsend Fire Station in Devon Street, Wallsend.
The Station has been in the pipeline for a number of years and has upgraded facilities, more storage for equipment and a double engine bay.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“It is great news for the local firefighters that the new Station is ready for them to move in to.”
“This new Station has been a long time coming after the first sod was turned two and a half years ago.”
“The Wallsend firefighters do a tremendous job in responding to emergencies and helping our community stay safe. This new facility will help them continue that great work.”
“The new facility is much needed and having spoken to a number of firefighters, they are really looking forward to the new space.”
“The new Station is close to hubs, it’s got access to the main roads and it will also be a great community asset too.”
“I look forward to the official opening sometime this year. I just hope that Minister Elliott remembers to send me an invitation this time.”