Queensland's Big Build delivers Mount Cotton Road Fire and Rescue Station

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17 June 2024

Queensland’s Big Build delivers Mount Cotton Road Fire and Rescue Station

A new fire station servicing the Redlands and Logan community was officially opened today. 

The Mount Cotton Road Fire and Rescue Station services the Cornubia, Shailer Park, Beenleigh and Mount Cotton areas and neighbouring national park.

The facility comprises a three-bay engine room, duty office, lockers, turnout facilities, multiple recline rooms, recreation room, a multi-purpose training room and capacity to house additional firefighters and appliances during peak operational periods.

Further improvements to be completed later this year include light signalisations at the nearby Coorang and Mount Cotton Roads intersection, and the installation of a new skills and drills 14-metre container training tower. 

To bolster aerial firefighting capabilities, QFES signed a memorandum of understanding with RACQ, where the nearby RACQ Driver Mobility of Excellence facility will provide emergency helicopter landing capability to QFES on a ‘as needs’ basis.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery Nikki Boyd:

“The Mount Cotton Road site was identified as the most suitable location to support the crew’s future capability needs to deliver optimal frontline response to the local community,” Minister Boyd said.  

“That’s why I’m so pleased to open this station, which will provide our firefighters with space to house their appliance and equipment, and enhance and maintain their skills using the onsite purpose built training facilities.

“By attending the station’s open day, it’s wonderful that community members were also able to participate in the celebrations and have the opportunity to meet their local firefighters.”

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Energy and Clean Economy Jobs, and Local Member for Springwood, Mick de Brenni:

“Keeping the community safe is my first priority, and today’s Fire and Rescue Station opening shows the Miles Government’s commitment to delivering for our community.

“This station, which will be crewed with the best fire-fighters in the world, will keep our community safe all year round.

“From Daisy Hill to Sheldon and everywhere in between, I want to thank the locals who helped us deliver this important community resource.”

Quotes attributable to QFES Commissioner Steve Smith:

“It’s important that our firefighters have the resources they need for their job, especially coming into winter and bushfire season,” Commissioner Smith said.

“It’s a pleasure to see Mount Cotton’s firefighters operate out of the station and make the most of the new facilities.

“A permanent 24/7 staffed fire station is an invaluable asset for the Mount Cotton community and ensures they will receive first-class critical services.

“Also, the memorandum of understanding with RACQ is a fantastic achievement between our two organisations and will enhance fire and rescue response provided to the wider area.”