Last month, Minister Martin and Minister Jones announced that a number of our stations are set to receive funding as part of a funding boost of over $50 million for rebuilds and upgrades of our fire stations.

I’m now pleased to share the full list of stations that will receive the remaining funding. Please note that we aren’t sharing the specific amounts of funding that each station will receive as this information is commercially sensitive and sharing it may put us at a commercial disadvantage when these projects go out for tender.

This additional funding for property projects comes after our successful bid in response to the Government’s call for ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects to support the economy during the COVID-19 rebuild.

We saw this as an opportunity to accelerate work under our national Capital Works Programme, which is focussed on making sure that our facilities are fit for purpose. This work ranges from the total replacement of several stations that have reached the end of their life or have significant seismic issues, through to partial refurbishments and improvements to obsolete facilities.

It's important to note that in addition to being ‘shovel ready’, the Government requires this funding to be allocated for capital property projects (not to cover operational costs). The projects also had to be geographically spread to help stimulate the building industry across the country. This isn’t an unallocated funding boost which we have discretion to put to projects that we choose, it is for specific projects which meet the Government’s criteria.

This funding will allow us to deliver new and improved facilities for our people earlier than we had anticipated and reinforce our commitment to ensuring we have the right resources across New Zealand to continue to keep communities safe.

The full list of stations that will receive this funding for rebuilds or upgrades is below.

More detailed planning for these projects is already underway and we will continue to provide you with updates on the progress of these as this work progresses.

Project

Reason

Napier

Seismic / Earthquake Prone

Greytown

Seismic / Earthquake Prone

Greymouth

Facilities Upgrade

Athol

Rural Upgrade

Balclutha

End of Service Life

Appleby

Rural Upgrade

Peel Forest

Rural Upgrade

Rangitata Gorge

Rural Upgrade

Makarora

Rural Upgrade

Paeroa

Seismic / Earthquake Prone

Kaikōura

Seismic / Earthquake Prone

Waipawa

Seismic / Earthquake Prone

Taihape

Seismic / Earthquake Prone

Waihi

Seismic/Earthquake Prone

Huntly

Seismic/Earthquake Prone

Cavalli

Rural Upgrade

Okaihau

Facilities Upgrade

Pokeno

Replacement for Mercer

Kawakawa Bay

Facilities Upgrade

Stokes Valley

Seismic/Earthquake Prone

Titahi Bay

Seismic/Earthquake Prone

Featherston

Seismic/Earthquake Prone

Seaview

Seismic/Earthquake Prone

Christchurch Central

Christchurch rebuild

Sumner

Christchurch rebuild

Darfield

Rural Upgrade

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