QFES Station – Mount Tamborine QLD

This 2013 project involved the design and construction of the replacement Mt Tamborine Auxiliary & Rural Fire Station.  Works included the demolition of the original Fire Station to make way for the new shared station. Built in 1965, the original station was constructed from just concrete block and corrugated roof iron.

The new station boasts an administration building for the Auxiliary & Rural service, two-bay Auxiliary Engine shed complete with a roof mounted Ladder Drill platform, a separate three-bay Rural Engine Shed with a mezzanine storage level to maximise productivity without increasing the building size. External features include a fenced and gated practical training area and a relocated training pole from the previous station.

The occasional cyclonic wind conditions on top of the mountain made it difficult at times constructing this project, with access to the Mountain cut off for one week at the beginning of the project.