MidCoast Council will soon begin rebuilding the Rainbow Flat Rural Fire Service (RFS) shed after the development application for the project was approved on April 23.
The brigade's previous station was destroyed by the Hillville fire on the evening of November 8, 2019, while the brigade was fighting to protect homes in the area.
Council's infrastructure and engineering services director, Rob Scott, said it was council's role to support the RFS in the region by managing works for their facilities.
"It's part of our broader role to facilitate and support emergency management amongst all agencies on the MidCoast," Mr Scott said.
"The demolition of the fire damaged structure at Rainbow Flat is being planned, while we wait for the construction certificate to be issued. Then we'll be ready to begin work on the rebuild."
Council is currently considering tenders for the supply, construction and internal fit-out of the new shed, with work anticipated to begin by the end of May.
"We'll be working to have the building complete by the end of winter, as ideally we would like to have the station ready before the next fire season," Mr Scott said.
The project is expected to cost between $200,000 to $250,000.
The previous structure was insured for $158,000, with the balance of the new station to be funded by the RFS.
The new station will be approximately twice the size of the old building and will include change rooms, bathrooms, a meeting room and a kitchen.
It will also be placed closer to the road, giving it greater visibility.
Rainbow Flat RFS brigade captain, Robert Derbyshire, told the Great Lakes Advocate in February that the rebuild would provide a good outcome for the members.
"We didn't want to see our station burn down but in the wash up we're going to come out bigger and better," he said.
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