As part of the Victorian Government's $125 million investment in Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) facility infrastructure, the VICSES Knox Unit has been relocated from Lewis Road, Wantirna South to 607 Burwood Highway, Knoxfield.
With 50 active members, volunteers from the VICSES Knox Unit are among the most active in Victoria, responding to 1200 requests for assistance from July 2020 to June 2021 inclusive.
The new site enables the VICSES Knox Unit to continue to respond effectively to the local community and assist Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and fire services throughout the state.
The new fit-for-purpose facility reflects VICSES' commitment and dedication to the local community and enable an expansion of local services, while supporting the retention and recruitment of new volunteers.
In collaboration with VICSES, we are undertaking considerable consultation with the unit, as well as the local council, affected parties and the local community (as required), to ensure that the new facility meets the needs of a growing community, now and into the future.