ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Emergency Services Minister Brendan Smyth announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide $100,000 for a feasibility study into building an ACT Rural Fire Service (RFS) museum. Mr Seselja said today’s announcement is a way of paying tribute to the contribution of the RFS to Canberra.
“If elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide $100,000 for a feasibility study for an RFS museum on the site of the former Nolan Gallery at Lanyon,” Mr Seselja said.
“Displays would include photographs and videos, historical documents, equipment and uniforms.
“It’s an important way of acknowledging the hard work of the RFS,” Mr Seselja concluded.
Mr Smyth said the museum would also honour and remember Canberra’s 2003 bushfires disaster.
“Next year is the tenth anniversary of the devastating Canberra bushfires, and we are would mark this important anniversary through the museum,” Mr Smyth said.
“It would be a home to display and promote the RFS’ proud history serving the ACT community, and would also be an educational facility for archived RFS and volunteer equipment, photographs and memorabilia.”