Koolpinyah Volunteer Fire Brigade

The Koolpinyah Volunteer Bushfire Brigade was originally established in July 1988 in the Darwin rural area as a volunteer bushfire brigade of the NT Bushfires Council[1], working interactively with the brigades of the NT Fire Service in the Humpty Doo and Koolpinyah response areas for a six year term until 1994. Due to the continued urbanisation of the area and a resultant decrease in the requirement for large area land management strategies, the Bushfires Council approached the NT Fire Service to take over the responsibility for fire control in the area[2].

A meeting of interested local residents was held at the Humpty Doo and Rural Golf Club on Pioneer Drive at which the NT Fire Service informed attendees exactly what was proposed for the area. The proposal was discussed, and a motion to accept it and form a new volunteer fire brigade was voted and carried.

On 16 March 1994 the establishment of both the Yirrkala and Koolpinyah Volunteer Fire Brigades were authorised by gazette notice[1][33]. On 13 April 1994 at 8.00pm a second meeting to which all residents of the Koolpinyah area were invited was held again at the Humpty Doo and Rural Golf Club. The meeting, chaired by Superintendent Tony Meakin of the NT Fire Service, resulted in the registration of seventeen inaugural members of the Koolpinyah Volunteer Fire Brigade, and a Captain and Brigade Committee were elected[2][34].

[1] NT Government Gazette No G11 dated 16 March 1994 notice 3/11

[2] NT Fire Service File Note dated 13 April 1994 File Note 91/612 FLS/003819

[33] NT Government Gazette No G11 dated 16 March 1994 notice 3/11

[34] NT Fire Service File Note dated 13 April 1994 File Note 91/612 FLS/003819

Location

563 Pioneer Drive, Koolpinyah NT

Postal Address

PO Box 1108, Humpty Doo NT 0836