Planning permit granted for new VICSES Wangaratta base

Planning permit granted for new VICSES Wangaratta base

Construction of a new fit-for-purpose facility to support the dedicated Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Wangaratta members is set to commence in early 2020.

VICSES Wangaratta has been at the forefront of keeping the community safe and it is crucial that they have the very best facilities to enable an expansion of local services and to support the retention and recruitment of new volunteers. 

The new site is located in an emergency services precinct on Handley Street adjacent to Wangaratta CFA and opposite Wangaratta Victoria Police station, enabling the VICSES Wangaratta Unit to respond effectively to their local community and assist first responders and fire services.

The planning permit for the new facility has been approved by the Rural City of Wangaratta and the detailed design has been finalised, which means the contract for building services can now be procured. This contract is expected to be awarded in early 2020.

Construction of the new fit-for-purpose facility is scheduled to commence in early 2020 and conclude by late 2020.