February 12th, A well attended Public meeting was held to form a volunteer fire brigade for Maiden Gully and the first Brigade meeting was held on April 1st, 1998. Subsequently, the Maiden Gully Fire Brigade was officially registered as CFA Brigade No 02763 on April 28th, 1998. Brigade meetings were held in the Maiden Gully Community Centre and the Brigade’s first fire appliance (an International 3.2 Tanker) was housed in a private carport off Schumakers Lane.
City of Greater Bendigo grants a 50 year lease on vacant land behind the Maiden Gully Community Centre at a peppercorn rental in September. Brigade members with assistance from local contractors, clear, fence and begin landscaping of the area.