Located on a steeply sloping site in Eltham, this 4 bay fire station has been designed to reflect the local context. The new CFA facility comprises Offices, General Administration, Resources, Turn Out Rooms, Store Rooms, Laundry/Drying Room, Workshop, Day Rooms and Meals, 6 Bedroom Dormitory with ensuites, Multi-Purpose Room and Kitchen, and Gymnasium. The complexity of the site required the standard fire station template to be modified to better suit the site conditions. Retaining walls were utilised to mitigate the slope, and vehicle access configured to ensure optimum efficiency together with aesthetic appeal from the street. The design features a neutral palette of natural materials such as stone and timber to reference the natural bushland character of the local region.