New Mulgoa RFS Station - January 2020 Update

January 2020: Update on new Mulgoa RFS station

Amendments to the State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) (Infrastructure) 2007, has resulted in the withdrawal of the Development Application for a new Rural Fire Service station in Mulgoa Park.

The amendments to SEPP specifically prohibit development of an emergency services facility by or on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service in RE1 or E3 zoned land. All Council-owned land, other than the existing fire station, are zoned either E3 or RE1, with Mulgoa Park and Gow Park zoned RE1.

Given these amendments, Council is unable to continue with the current development application for the proposed sites of Mulgoa Park and Mulgoa Neighbourhood Facility and it has been formally withdrawn.

The current RFS Station site is situated in a prescribed zone and is the only compliant option under the SEPP amendments.

Council officers have commenced detailed construction designs and further community consultation for this site will commence during February 2020.

Keep an eye on Your Say Penrith for updates.


March 2019:

Many thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the site options for the proposed new fire station for the Mulgoa Rural Fire Service (RFS), either in person at Mulgoa Park on Sunday 24 February or in our online survey, which closed on Monday 4 March 2019.

Council considered a report on the project at its Ordinary Council meeting on 25 March and decided to proceed with the option of building the new fire station in Mulgoa Park (northern side).

A development application process will now take place over the coming months and community feedback will be invited throughout this.

Background

Council and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) have been seeking to identify a suitable location for a new contemporary RFS station for Mulgoa. The current building is no longer adequate and the NSW Government and RFS have committed $1.2m to the construction of a new Category 3 station as a high priority. Council is required by law to provide suitable land for this important facility.

January 2020: Update on new Mulgoa RFS station

Amendments to the State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) (Infrastructure) 2007, has resulted in the withdrawal of the Development Application for a new Rural Fire Service station in Mulgoa Park.

The amendments to SEPP specifically prohibit development of an emergency services facility by or on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service in RE1 or E3 zoned land. All Council-owned land, other than the existing fire station, are zoned either E3 or RE1, with Mulgoa Park and Gow Park zoned RE1.

Given these amendments, Council is unable to continue with the current development application for the proposed sites of Mulgoa Park and Mulgoa Neighbourhood Facility and it has been formally withdrawn.

The current RFS Station site is situated in a prescribed zone and is the only compliant option under the SEPP amendments.

Council officers have commenced detailed construction designs and further community consultation for this site will commence during February 2020.

Keep an eye on Your Say Penrith for updates.


March 2019:

Many thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the site options for the proposed new fire station for the Mulgoa Rural Fire Service (RFS), either in person at Mulgoa Park on Sunday 24 February or in our online survey, which closed on Monday 4 March 2019.

Council considered a report on the project at its Ordinary Council meeting on 25 March and decided to proceed with the option of building the new fire station in Mulgoa Park (northern side).

A development application process will now take place over the coming months and community feedback will be invited throughout this.

Background

Council and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) have been seeking to identify a suitable location for a new contemporary RFS station for Mulgoa. The current building is no longer adequate and the NSW Government and RFS have committed $1.2m to the construction of a new Category 3 station as a high priority. Council is required by law to provide suitable land for this important facility.

  • January 2020: Update on new Mulgoa RFS station

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    Amendments to the State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) (Infrastructure) 2007 has resulted in the withdrawal of the Development Application for a new Rural Fire Service station in Mulgoa Park.

    The amendments to SEPP specifically prohibit development of an emergency services facility by or on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service in RE1 or E3 zoned land. All Council-owned land, other than the existing fire station, are zoned either E3 or RE1, with Mulgoa Park and Gow Park zoned RE1.

    Given these amendments, Council is unable to continue with the current development application for the proposed sites of Mulgoa Park...

    Amendments to the State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) (Infrastructure) 2007 has resulted in the withdrawal of the Development Application for a new Rural Fire Service station in Mulgoa Park.

    The amendments to SEPP specifically prohibit development of an emergency services facility by or on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service in RE1 or E3 zoned land. All Council-owned land, other than the existing fire station, are zoned either E3 or RE1, with Mulgoa Park and Gow Park zoned RE1.

    Given these amendments, Council is unable to continue with the current development application for the proposed sites of Mulgoa Park and Mulgoa Neighbourhood Facility and it has been formally withdrawn.

    The current RFS Station site is situated in a prescribed zone and is the only compliant option under the SEPP amendments.

    Council officers have commenced detailed construction designs and further community consultation for this site will commence during February 2020.