Emergency Services | January 24, 2018

New emergency response centre in Horsham

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy MP has congratulated local agency representatives for delivering a new Horsham Incident Control Centre that will improve emergency responses across the Wimmera.

The new multi-agency centre is now complete and ready to respond to emergency events such as fire and floods.

"I congratulate local representatives of Forest Fire Management Victoria, the CFA, Victoria Police, State Emergency Services, Parks Victoria, VicRoads and the Department of Health and Human Services who have all worked together to deliver this new facility that will be crucial during local emergency events,” Ms Kealy said.

The Horsham Incident Control Centre located at the Forest Fire Management Victoria depot in Natimuk Road is one of the largest in the state covering approximately 2.7 million hectares.

The centre will provide a functional space, improved systems and equipment to allow for expanded use of digital information technology during large and complex incidents.

“I have visited Horsham Incident Control Centres during times of local emergency and seen firsthand the clear need for a stand-alone facility and dedicated space”, Ms Kealy said.

“The new Horsham Incident Control Centre is a great asset that will be vital to support the excellent work of our local emergency response agencies in protecting our local people and property,” she said.

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