Manly Fire Station to Receive $2.9 Million Upgrade

The historic Manly Fire Station will receive a $2.9 million upgrade to ensure it continues to meet the modern demands of protecting the local community.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott joined Member for Manly James Griffin and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Assistant Commissioner Paul McGuiggan to make the announcement today.

Manly Fire Station has been serving the local area from its current location on Sydney Road, Fairlight since its construction in the 1920’s. The current station configuration and facilities will be upgraded to bring it in line with modern emergency service requirements.

Mr Elliott said the upgrades will allow the 31 firefighters stationed at Manly to continue to provide a first-rate emergency response well into the future.

“It is critical that the firefighters based at the station have the best possible facilities and equipment to support their firefighting efforts so that the local community is well protected,” Mr Elliott said.

“The NSW Government is committed to providing our firefighters with the resources to do this, so I am sure that local residents will be pleased to see that Manly Fire Station will receive this vital upgrade.”

The station upgrade will provide, improved training facilities and a training room for northern beaches staff to utilise, upgraded work safety conditions to assist firefighter activities, a reduction in ongoing repairs and maintenance of FRNSW assets, and dedicated male/female facilities.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the Manly Fire Station will now be able to serve the community safely for years to come.

“Along with giving this station a modern facelift, the upgrades will improve the effectiveness of the Manly Brigade,” Mr Griffin said.

“This investment will also ensure that the station remains at the forefront of modern emergency response well into the future.”

FRNSW Assistant Commissioner Paul McGuiggan said the upgrade would provide Manly firefighters with a real morale boost.

“An improved fire station and updated resources will ensure an improved emergency response for the Manly area,” Commissioner Baxter said.

“The new facilities will provide staff with the equipment and amenities necessary to help anyone, anywhere, anytime.”

Construction on the station upgrades will commence in early December, with an expected completion date in mid-2021.