Congratulations to Leighton Contractors , who won the Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $30m - $80m Award at the 2015 Master Builders Awards for their work on the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC).
VEMTC is a world class fire and emergency services training complex set over 10 hectares in Melbourne’s north.
The $109 million state of the art emergency services training facility is located in Craigieburn.
The facility gives Victorian firefighters access to real life firefighting training scenarios including road, rail, tunnel and marine fires, as well as urban search and rescue.
The facility will be used by all Victorian emergency services agencies and will provide the best possible training opportunities for our career and volunteer emergency services workers, including:
- the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB)
- the Country Fire Authority (CFA)
- Victoria Police
- Ambulance Victoria
- the Victorian State Emergency Services (SES)
- the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI).
This world class facility supports a vital move towards interagency training and an all-hazards approach to emergency management that will ensure the ongoing protection of the Victorian community.
The facility includes:
- 12 training props incorporating 43 fire points
- 5,800 square metres of offices and classrooms
- up to 130 candidates and 90 staff/trainers at peak periods
- capacity to recycle up to approximately 150 mega litres of water each year.
Major Projects Victoria was appointed by the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board to project manage the facility’s construction.