Gordonvale Fire Station
Places of Significance - Cairns Regional Council

The Gordonvale Fire Station is of local significance as part of the developing infrastructure of this rural town. Many towns did not have brigades established for decades and suffered the ravages of fires that would take hold in one premises and burn out adjacent businesses. This was alleviated somewhat by the building bylaws requiring fire proof construction and in the centre of Gordonvale few fires occurred after many buildings were redeveloped in concrete. The establishment of the Brigade's permanent station in 1950 marks a point when the town was considered to be of a size to warrant such infrastructure spending. 


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