New RFS HQ location will be built in Deni by local company

By Riverine Herald

THE construction of a $4.39 million NSW Rural Fire Service Mid-Murray headquarters in Deniliquin has been given to Decentralised Demountables.

The state-of-the-art headquarters will be built at Deniliquin Airport, adjacent the Deniliquin RFS station built by the same local company in 2011.

The contract was awarded last week by Edward River Council, which allocated $2 million to the station’s construction in its 2017/2018 budget.

Mid-Murray RFS zone manager Superintendent Tony Whitehorn has said the remaining funds will come from the NSW RFS, which is funded by the NSW Government.

Edward River Council mayor Norm Brennan said tenders for construction were assessed by council and the NSW RFS.

He said he was pleased that planning for the new headquarters, which has been ongoing for the past five years, has been finalised and that the project will soon enter the construction phase.