VECTIS Fire Brigade will build a new shed at Quantong Recreation Reserve.
The brigade plans to store its ultra-light tanker at the reserve, while its main truck will remain at Vectis.
Horsham Rural City Council agreed at a meeting on Monday to lease the Country Fire Authority a 380-square-metre pocket of land at the reserve for 25 years.
Council has also committed $9000 to the construction of a new shed from a community grant and through government flood recovery money.
But the brigade needs about $11,000 from the CFA before the shed can be built.
Brigade secretary and Horsham councillor Mark Radford said the new shed would help reduce response times for fires in Quantong.
"In the past 20 years the population of Quantong has grown, particularly with young families taking up small parcels of land," he said.
"Where once it was a traditional farming community, it is now seen as a great place to live.
"We have brigade members who live in Quantong so sometimes they have to travel to Vectis to get the tanker and then go back again, which can take 20 minutes.
"The new shed gives Quantong residents a permanent brigade presence."
Cr Radford said the ultra-light tanker was suited to the Quantong landscape.
"Quantong is a very sandy area and the tanker proved its worth last fire season because it is suited to that," he said.
"About 80 per cent of the time the two fire trucks will be called out but it gives us flexibility."
Hindmarsh Shire Council granted planning permits for three new fire stations at Antwerp, Woorak and Yanac late last month.