Rural Fire Station at Fingal Bay has started construction Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 6, 2018 Rural Fire Station at Fingal Bay has started construction. Image credit: GWH PRELIMINARY work has begun on the construction of a new $700,000 Rural Fire Station at Fingal Bay, which will provide firefighters with modern facilities to continue serving the local community. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Funded by the NSW Government, the new station will be constructed on Council land at 24 Boulder Bay Road, adjacent to the existing facility. Preliminary geotechnical work is already underway, with construction scheduled to start in March and expected to be complete in July 2018. Cameron Donaldson, Council’s Emergency Services Coordinator, says the new building will provide the local RFS with a welcome upgrade to their facilities. “This modern station will ensure the local Rural Fire Brigade can continue to protect and serve the Fingal Bay community well into the future,” Mr Donaldson said. “The Fingal Bay Brigade not only fights bushfires, they also respond to urban fires, car accidents, flood and storm damage and other emergencies. “They are a crucial part of the community, and it’s great that we can play a part in ensuring they receive a much-needed upgrade to their facilities,” he said. Mr Donaldson says the new fire station will be built with modern construction materials. “The building will be constructed with sturdy precast concrete and will feature two truck bays, a multipurpose area, modern kitchen and office facilities and also onsite parking for the volunteers,” he said.