Hub to beef up local service

THE Sorell Emergency Services Hub is scheduled for completion in December 2022.

The contemporary fit-for-purpose hub at 47 Cole St Sorell is being built on a green field site donated by the Sorell Council.

The $12 million project will accommodate Tasmania Police, Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service in one central location for the South-East region.

Tasmanian company Fairbrother Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the hub following a recent request for tender process.

“I’m pleased to note that this exciting development represents the first in Tasmania to accommodate these key services within a shared purpose-built complex,’’ Police and Emergency Management Minister Jacquie Petrusma said.

“As the South-East region and Sorell in particular, is one of Tasmania’s fastest growing areas, this project will provide the community with bolstered emergency services capability now and into the future.
“The site itself is ideal for shared emergency services purposes as it is centrally located and provides plenty of space and easy access for emergency response vehicles and personnel.
“I would like to thank the Sorell Council for providing the land to support this important community facility, which will sit alongside other.’’

It is hoped the hub will allow a volunteer SES to be established at Sorell. There is currently no SES presence in Sorell.

The number of police officers stationed at Sorell will also increase by three, to support around-the-clock patrols.

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