Redland Bay SES Group will soon have a new, fit for purpose space for its operations following Council’s recent purchase of a building at Redlands Business Park in Redland Bay.
Mayor Karen Williams said the building would support the group’s diverse range of functions in response to local, state and national disasters and emergencies.
“Our Redlands Coast SES volunteers are a hard-working, community minded and multi award-winning team, and their new home at Redlands Business Park will support their efforts for long into the future,” Cr Williams said.
“This team has supported our community in times of bushfire, flood and now pandemic, working hard to empower the community to help themselves and others.
“Council, with the assistance of QFES, will be fitting out the new building at Redland Bay to ensure the space accommodates and supports the broad range of work the team undertakes.”
Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said the proposed layout for the building would include operational space for 60 volunteers, with training rooms, bathrooms, kitchen facilities, a mezzanine level for offices that could also be used for running incident management teams, and storage space for vehicle and marine assets.
“The Redland Bay SES Group is part of the overall Redland City SES Unit, which is one of the best in Australia, regularly demonstrating a breadth of skill, knowledge and professionalism in real emergencies and disasters as well as in competitions,” she said.
“The team is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone on Redlands Coast, and is excited about the opportunities for providing an even more cohesive service from the new base at Redland Bay.
“We are hopeful that by working in partnership with QFES, the building will be operationally ready by this December.”