Fire station staffing cuts a risky move says Elliot

State Labor Shadow Minister Walt Secord and Richmond MP Justine Elliot are concerned about funding cuts to our fire stations.
State Labor Shadow Minister Walt Secord and Richmond MP Justine Elliot are concerned about funding cuts to our fire stations. Contributed

CUTS to NSW Fire and Rescue service prompted Richmond MP Justine Elliot to call on Tweed MP Geoff Provest to make sure the stations in the Tweed will remain maintained.

State Shadow Minister Walt Secord and Mrs Elliot visited the Tweed Heads Fire Station last week.

Following the announcement of $70 million slashed from the budget the Fire Brigade Employees' Union said the station officer position will no longer be replaced when staff are on planned leave.

Mrs Elliot said this meant at least 10 fire stations in the state would be closed for certain periods.

"Fire stations and firefighters across the state are feeling the impact of the $70 million cuts to Fire and Rescue NSW," Mr Secord said.

"This is putting the community safety at risk."

Mrs Elliot said the O'Farrell Government is closing down fire stations and not replacing firefighters who call in sick or are on leave.

"Closing fire stations is cost-cutting gone mad," Mrs Elliot said.

Mr Secord and Mrs Elliot said they were calling on Mr Provest to ensure that staff hours are maintained and not reduced by a single hour.

Topics:  fire stations, justine elliot, nsw fire and rescue, walt secord



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin Fully self contained modular homes. $13,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
Ground Floor Kirra... $285,000
Unit 2 1 1
Bargain Priced Timber... $329,000
House 3 1 2
Fully Renovated - Self... $589,000
House 5 3 2

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily



Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

A new, unanticipated door is about to open for you. This can be as simple as new opportunities concerning your work or business affairs, or as...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save