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MFB takes action on Glen Iris

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13 May 2016
MFB has commenced legal proceedings after significant defects were uncovered during construction of the new Glen Iris fire station.

Lawyers acting on behalf of MFB on Monday filed a writ in the Supreme Court against the station’s architect and builder.

The proceedings seek to recover the costs of rectifying the fire station which is currently not able to be used for its intended purpose.

MFB will shortly go to tender for the rectification works and in the meantime is finalising arrangements to develop a temporary fire station.

“We are disappointed about the delay,” said MFB Chief Executive Officer Jim Higgins.

“MFB has procedures in place to safeguard the integrity of its facilities and through this process the defects were uncovered prior to completion of the fire station.

“I want to reassure members of the Glen Iris community that operations will continue as normal during this time with no disruption to fire service or response times.”

 

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