Work has already begun on the R28-million upgrade to the Farrarmere Fire Station in Benoni, reports the Benoni City Times.
The construction is divided into two phases, with the first expected to be complete by November 30, 2017.
The completion date of the second phase is not yet known.
Parking bays for fire engines, a gymnasium and ablutions, sundry rooms and offices form part of phase one, which is in the range of R18 million, according to William Ntladi of the Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services.
He said R10 million was being set aside for phase two, which will include a recreation area, wash-bay, sundry rooms and staff parking.
Ward 28 councillor Malanie Haggard said people were excited and looked forward to the development.
She said noise pollution would be limited to working hours on weekdays.
– Caxton News Service