Today Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman announced construction on the new NSW Ambulance station at Goulburn is complete.
The new station, located at 211 Bourke Street, was funded as part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.
Mrs Tuckerman said the completion of construction is a significant milestone in the process ahead of the station going live in early 2020.
“The next steps include internal fit-out and operational commissioning by NSW Ambulance.
“This is already a remarkable purpose-built facility. It has been designed with input from local paramedics and tailored to the needs of the local Goulburn community.
“I’m delighted to hear and see the ways the new station will support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics.
“This facility will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in Goulburn and surrounds,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
The new Goulburn station includes:
- Internal parking for up to eight emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration & office areas
- Staff amenities
- Multipurpose meeting/training room
- Logistics and storage areas
- Staff parking
To date, 24 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including completed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay & Basin, Toukley, Wauchope, Hamlyn Terrace, Bathurst Pottsville, Yass, Rutherford, Bungendore, Cowra and Grenfell.
This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.
The NSW Government has invested $10 billion in health infrastructure since 2011, with $10.1 billion more over the four years from 2019-20, including more than $900 million for rural and regional areas in 2019-20.