Member for Sandgate
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe
The former Sandgate Fire and Rescue Station will become the new home for All About Living, a not for profit organisation supporting the Sandgate area.
Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe congratulated All About Living on their new Sandgate base.
“This is great news for All About Living and wonderful result for the Sandgate community,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“I made a commitment to the community that the old fire station and its land would become home to valued local community organisation,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“All About Living is a highly respected and valued provider of support services to elderly and disabled members of our community and their families.
“Plans were announced three years ago to move the operations of Sandgate Fire Station to a new complex in Bracken Ridge.
“Since then, I’ve been determined the station and its land would remain in the service of Sandgate as a community asset.
“To hand over the old station to a not-for-profit organisation like All About Living is a great outcome for the future.”
The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Ryan, said it was fitting that the Sandgate site would continue to provide a valuable community service.
“As a Fire and Rescue facility the old Sandgate station served Sandgate and the surrounding region well, saving property and lives.
“Now with All About Living moving to the site, the people of Sandgate will have another layer of community support.
“Community organisations play an invaluable role in society, and the government will always look to support groups like All About Living wherever possible,” Minister Ryan said.
Under the arrangement, All About Living will receive the land in freehold.
The organisation’s plan is to immediately undertake fit-out works to the building, to facilitate its work supporting the aged and those with disabilities.
In a second stage, All About Living is looking to investigate a plan to build a multifunctional community hub on the site.