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Mango Hill


        Since 1986, the Mango Hill Progress Association
           has sought to work with local community
            organizations and act as a constructive
          advocacy group to all levels of Government
          and Business.  In short, our Association can
        only be as effective as the range of committed
         volunteers who provide time, effort and ideas
          to continue our work of the past 3 decades.

       Progress On Fire Station For

       Mango Hill / North Lakes

       In October 2020, the State Government committed to building a
       Fire Station in North Lakes/Mango Hill by 2024 following calls by
       The Mango Hill Progress Association since 2008.

       However, several events in April have seen a growing call from the
       community for the State Government to not only commit to a Fire
       Station for Mango Hill/North Lakes, but also to commit funds in
       the 2021 (June) State budget to purchase a suitable site in 2021,
       before the best sites are lost to other developments. Assistant QFES
       Commissioner, John Cawcutt advised 7 News on 21st April that
       10,000 sqm was required for a Fire-Station and sites of that size are
       fast becoming scarce in the local area.

       Sadly, it was the passing of an elderly North Lakes resident on 9th
       April  in her fire ravaged home in North Lakes, that saw the ramping
       up media attention to the lack of a Fire Station in this community.
       With Fire tenders taking an average of 12-14 minutes to arrive from
       a circle of Fire Stations around North Lakes, (Burpengary, Petrie,
       Redcliffe, Bracken Ridge), Mango Hill Progress Association President,
       Laurence Christie stated on ABC Radio on 13th April, “That first 10
       minutes may save a house, that first 10 minutes may save a Life.”

       On 21st April, on 7 News the Progress Association called for  decided this year and Chris Whiting, (State Member for Bancroft),
       immediate action with Reporter, Georgia Chumbley emphasizing  indicated that he was “pleased with the progress towards acquiring
       how response times can be affected by traffic delays on Anzac Ave  land for a Fire Station”.
       and the Bruce Highway when heavy traffic can push out response
       times when needed most.                               The Mango Hill Progress Association will be seeking confirmation
                                                             of that “progress” in the coming state budget papers and that a site
       In response to recent media, A QFES (Qld Fire and Emergency)  is purchased quickly to allow work on a local Fire Station to move
       spokesman told listeners to ABC radio that a suitable site will be  forward.
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