Tuesday May 30, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP recently celebrated the commencement of construction on the new Fire & Rescue NSW Education and Training Academy at Erskine Park.
The state of the art facility will become the new training headquarters for the state’s trainee firefighters, replacing the existing 40 year old academy at Alexandra.
Tanya Davies was joined by Altis Property Planer's Shaun Hannah, Penrith mayor John Thain, Deputy Commissioner Graeme Finney, Assistant Commissioner Janet Ruecroft, Fire and Rescue NSW executive director Emmanuel Varipatis and Jerry Fanos to mark the laying of the first building materials on the site.
The commencement of construction of the NSW Fire and Rescue Training Academy will see close to 150 permanent jobs and close to 200 trainees on site at any given time.
“This boost in local jobs is testament to the NSW Government's commitment to delivering employment opportunities for our local community,” Tanya Davies said.
“I am determined to keep fighting for our fair share of investment, jobs and infrastructure for our region.”
The academy is set to open in 2018.