THE Buninyong CFA will receive a new $1.5 million fire station if Labor win the upcoming election.
The announcement was made on Monday by Opposition spokesman for emergency services Wade Noonan during a visit to Ballarat.
Buninyong Fire Brigade captain Marc Cannan said various parts of the station were falling into disrepair.
"For several years the brigade has been living in this building that was constructed in 1955 and over the years, and in the last 10 years in particular, we have fitted it out to best suit how we serve the community," he said.
"It really is at the end of its life, just with the amount of room we have in here with OHS regulations nowadays, you can see the (small) gap here around the vehicles and with people moving through.
"It is just these things that you would expect in an old station."
Mr Cannan said he was hopeful the funding may come through from both sides of politics.
"We always hope for that outcome, I try not to be political, it is a need of the community and if the government is able to provide us with that support then we would greatly accept it," he said.
Mr Noonan said more consultation was needed before it was decided whether the rebuilding would occur at a new site or at the current location.
"The brigade has served the community for more than 140 years and really the brigade is not working out a fit for purpose station any longer," he said.
"There are a number of considerations in relation to the station and that largely centres around the (location), it may be a new station is built here on the existing site or a new greenfields location may be needed and that may open up opportunities for co-location of other emergency services such as the SES."