NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR GUYRA SES OFFICIALLY OPENED

NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR GUYRA SES OFFICIALLY OPENED

Inside the new Guyra SES Headquarters, Armidale Regional Council’s Director of Operations Mark Piorkowski, left, NSW SES Zone Deputy Controller Heath Stimson, Guyra SES member Thomas Atkins, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Deputy Mayor Dorothy Robinson, Guyra SES Unit Controller David Godlonton, Vicki Bell, Glen Godlonton, Councillor Peter Bailey, Don Bell, Mayor Simon Murray and Doug Kay.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

 

AFTER more than 20 years the Guyra NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Unit finally has a new home, with volunteers moving into the recently completed Starr Road headquarters, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.

 

The new headquarters was jointly-funded by the NSW Government and Armidale Regional Council, giving the Guyra Unit much more room to accommodate its 30 members, modern vehicles and equipment.

 

Mr Marshall said Guyra’s SES members had waited a long time for the modern facility.

 

“The former headquarters on Falconer Street had not been fit-for-purpose for many years, with the ageing buildings too small and in need of serious upgrades,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“This new shed will be the envy of SES Units across the Northern Tablelands, boasting three large roller doors, large training and meeting rooms, storage space and new kitchen and bathroom facilities.

 

“Unlike the old facility the new one brings all the organisation’s equipment under one roof, meaning the unit will be able to respond more quickly to emergencies as they arise.”

 

The Guyra SES Unit has two general purpose response vehicles and two storm response trailers that help them save lives and protect the community in almost all emergency situations.

 

Over the past three years the unit has been called out almost 100 times to provide assistance in the community.

 

Mr Marshall thanked Guyra SES Unit Controller David Godlonton and his team for their contribution to the project.

 

“Emergency volunteer organisations like the SES are vital in keeping the community safe during times of disaster and I congratulate David on the work he has done to improve the service’s ability to respond in the future,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“The official opening of the headquarters today coincides with National Volunteers Week and I thank the volunteer members who give their time to train and be involved with the SES.”

 

 

Recent Articles

CALL OUT FOR BLUE PLAQUE NOMINATIONS TO CELEBRATE HERITAGE

17th September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021   NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today put the call out for nominations for the NSW... Read More

$10,000 GIVES GRUNT TO INAUGURAL PALLY PULLERS COMPETITION

17th September 2021

Support has been secured for the inaugural Pally Pullers event next year, with committee members Les Rigby, Robert Read,... Read More

FALL ARMYWORM PLANS SPRING INTO ACTION WITH LOCAL DETECTION

16th September 2021

Thursday, 16 September 2021   PRODUCERS in across the region are on the lookout for fall armyworm following detection of the... Read More