Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Building the new Sorell Emergency Services Hub
21 October 2021
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on its commitment to build contemporary and fit-for-purpose facilities for our police and emergency services, as part of our plan to keep Tasmanians safe.
Tasmanian company Fairbrother Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the Emergency Services Hub at Sorell, following a recent request for tender process.
Located in Sorell on a greenfield site at 47 Cole St, this $12 million project will accommodate Tasmania Police, Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service in one central location for the South East region.
I’m pleased to note that this exciting development represents the first in Tasmania to accommodate these key services within a shared purpose-built complex.
As the South East region, and Sorell in particular, is one of Tasmania’s fastest growing areas, this project will provide the community with bolstered emergency services capability now and into the future.
The site itself is ideal for shared emergency services purposes, as it is centrally located and provides plenty of space and easy access for emergency response vehicles and personnel.
I would like to thank the Sorell Council for providing the land to support this important community facility, which will sit alongside other community services, including the Sorell Council Chambers, the health centre, the RSL, the Lions Club and the men’s shed.
The Sorell Emergency Services Hub is scheduled for completion in December 2022.