Plans Lodged for Fire and Rescue Station in Deagon

A new fire and rescue station is being proposed for a site along Depot Road in Deagon, to improve emergency response capabilities in the area.

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The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has submitted plans for the station, which will house specialised vehicles, equipment, and amenities for the firefighters.

The proposed site at 7 Depot Road is currently owned by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and is being used as a works depot. The property provides an ideal location for the station, with good access to major road networks.

Fire and Rescue Station
Plans (Photo credit: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services)

The need for a new station stems from upcoming road projects that will hamper responses from the existing Bracken Ridge Fire and Rescue Station, according to TMR. Upgrades planned for the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway mean the current station at 223 Bracken Ridge Road requires relocation to maintain emergency coverage for the area.

Fire and Rescue Station
Aerial view of site (Photo credit: QLD Globe)

The department conducted an extensive search of potential sites for a new Bracken Ridge fire station and after assessing numerous on and off market locations, the property at 7 Depot Road was selected as the ideal site. 

According to the development plans, the station will feature three large vehicle bays for fire engines, administrative offices, training facilities, and parking for over 100 vehicles. The main station building will be 969 sqm, with an additional 804 sqm multi-purpose building.

“The proposed site is ideally located for an emergency services facility with excellent connectivity to the Gateway Motorway (M1), Deagon Deviation, Gympie Arterial (M3), Bruce Highway (M1) and Sandgate Road. Thereby optimising emergency vehicle response times and operational capability,” planners stated on behalf of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. 

The development application has been lodged under Queensland’s Ministerial Infrastructure Designation, which gives applicants a streamlined, whole-of-government response on requests for community-supporting infrastructure.

7 Depot Rd (Photo credit: Google Street View)

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If approved, the station is expected to have a typical daily staff of around 16 firefighters. However, training facilities in the multi-purpose building can accommodate up to 100 crew members. This means that during peak training periods, the site may see upwards of 100 staff in attendance.

According to plans, the new Bracken Ridge Fire and Rescue station will operate 24/7 upon completion, ensuring continuous emergency capability serving Deagon and the surrounding suburbs.

To learn more about the plans, visit and use the reference MID-0923-0720.

Published 28-November-2023