A $5.4 million CFA fire station under construction in Tarneit is on track to open in December.

The station, which is funded by the state government, will be staffed by both career and volunteer firefighters.

Tarneit MP Telmo Languiller and senior CFA members visited the station, which is being built at 417 Derrimut Road, on Friday.

“This new fire station will be a vital addition to the Tarneit community, which is going through a period of significant population growth,” Mr Languiller said.

CFA operations officer Alex Batty said the new station had been designed for 30 career staff plus volunteers.

Mr Batty said the station would have four engine bays for firefighting vehicles.

He said that the station would include an administration area with work spaces to include room for planning and training.

Mr Batty said a large concreted area at the rear of the property would be used for training.

The new station is being built about three kilometres north of the current CFA station on Derrimut Road.

“The station is being moved to a more central location for the area, which allows us to provide a service to the growing area of Tarneit, while still serving areas including Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Truganina,” Mr Batty said.

Appliances to be based at the station will include a heavy tanker, a tanker, a forward command vehicle and an LPG flare-off vehicle.