THE Redland Bay SES Group will have a new home with purpose-built training rooms and facilities for 60 volunteers.
The building at Redlands Business Park - recently bought by Redland City Council - is hoped to be ready for volunteers by December, with council and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in charge of fitting out the space.
The proposed layout for the building includes operational space for 60 volunteers, with training rooms, bathrooms, kitchen facilities, a mezzanine level for offices that could also be used for running incident management teams, and storage space for vehicle and marine assets.
Mayor Karen Williams said the building would support the group's diverse range of functions in response to local, state and national disasters and emergencies.
"This team has supported our community in times of bushfire, flood and now pandemic, working hard to empower the community to help themselves and others," she said.
The Redlands SES Unit, which also includes the Cleveland group, picked up nine awards at the last year's Queensland Regional SES Awards ceremony.
Division 6 Cr Julie Talty said the unit was one of the best in Australia and had demonstrated skill and professionalism in real emergencies and disasters as well as in competitions.