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Tamworth's new Rural Fire Service headquarters gets tick of approval

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

Tamworth is on track to house a brand new firefighting headquarters after an application was approved at Tuesday night's council meeting.

The final step in the planning process was cleared for a state-of-the-art NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Control Centre and Helipad at Westdale with councillors approving an amended development application.

The multimillion-dollar facility to accommodate training, specialist operators, equipment and volunteers will be built on a 58.5-hectare site owned by council which includes the operation Sutton’s Quarry plus two large dams.

Modifications to the original application included removing one Heli-pad and relocating the other to within the training zone located directly north-east of the Fire Control Centre and increasing the floor area and reconfiguring the internal layout of the control centre.

Mayor Col Murray said it had been a long approval process throughout the years.

"That is a brand-new facility," he said.

"This will give much relief, I am sure, to our rural firefighters and those management staff who are operating in a fairly constrained environment at the moment," he said.

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