My question is to the Emergency Services Minister.
I’m naturally aware of recent exchanges between Minister Neville and Ms Lovell on the condition of the Kinglake West fire station and the brigade’s main tanker.
Unfortunately, there is also a serious problem (and stalemate) with their siren. Several years ago, Kinglake West was among a selected group of stations to have installed by EMV what they believed would be a dual fire and community alerting siren.
However, it was installed without the equipment necessary for the fire siren to work. Local volunteers have subsequently been told by EMV and the CFA to pay for this themselves – frankly, with money they simply don’t have.
I therefore ask the Minister if she would be able to take or to direct action that will lead to the urgent resolution of this longstanding impasse?