MFB Altona: First-of-its-kind Green Star Compliant Fire Station
The new Altona Fire Station, which was officially opened by Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett last month, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides local firefighters with upgraded facilities to assist in meeting current and emerging emergency response needs.
More than 500 local community members and families attended the opening, which showcased MFB fire trucks, a vintage fire-fighting appliance and a road rescue demonstration.
The new station, in Melbourne’s West, is four times larger than the old station, and now includes a large drill yard for firefighters to train and improve their skills.
The $6 million, 900sqm facility includes: 2x Appliance Bays, 6x Bedrooms, 3x Ensuites, Mess, Lounge, Chapel, Gym, BBQ Deck, external Atrium, Storage, PPE Change Facilities, Station Office, Dispatch, Comms Room, Training and Washdown Hardstand, Bike Store and Solar Plant.
It was also sustainably designed and built, making it far more energy efficient. Indeed, it is a first-of-its-kind Green Star compliant fire station.
Meinhardt provided structural and civil engineering services for the new facility designed by architects Spowers.