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New water tanks for Fryerstown

Council's Glenn Brown with Fryerstown CFA Captain Hamish MacCallum in front of the large water tanks.

Two water tanks have been installed at Fryerstown to provide the area with better fire protection.

Thursday 30 January 2020

The community of Fryerstown in Mount Alexander Shire has a new landmark, with the recent installation of two 31,700 litre water tanks to support fire protection in the area.

CFA Commander for Mount Alexander Catchment Mick Hembrow said the tanks bring an enormous benefit to local residents, fire brigades and CFA volunteers.

“When there’s a fire the faster we can get to water, the better,” said Mr Hembrow.

“These tanks are a great asset for the community. They will make all the difference in the event of an emergency,” he said.

The tanks are located at the CFA station in Fryerstown. They were installed in December and are already being used by the brigade.

The new tanks were an initiative developed in collaboration between the CFA, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Victoria Police, Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning and Rural Roads Victoria.

Council successfully obtained funding for the project through the state government subsidy scheme administered by the Country Fire Authority (CFA). The installation cost $8,800, with Council contributing almost $3,000.

(L-R) Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officer Glenn Brown with Captain of the Fryerstown CFA Brigade Hamish MacCallum.

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