Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke inspecting the new Ambulance Station at Grenfell
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke at the newly built Grenfell Ambulance Station

Construction of a new NSW Ambulance Station at Grenfell is now complete, with the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visiting the site to mark the occasion. Ms Cooke joined the Weddin Shire Mayor Mark Liebich as well as representatives from NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure to celebrate the milestone.

“Now that construction is complete, we’re one step closer to a new station going live to service Grenfell and surrounds,” Ms Cooke said.

“This is an incredible achievement that has been made possible by the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Program.

“I know how much this means to the Grenfell community and I’m extremely proud to be part of this Government, which has a wonderful track record on NSW Ambulance Infrastructure in the Cootamundra electorate.”

The new station, adjacent to the Grenfell Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPS), has been designed with input from local paramedics and tailored to the needs of the local community and surrounds.

It includes:

  • Internal parking for up to eight emergency ambulance vehicles
  • Administration and office areas
  • Staff amenities
  • Logistic and storage areas
  • Relief accommodation
  • Staff parking
  • External wash bay

To date, 24 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program including Cowra, Ardlethan, Cootamundra, Coolamon, Grenfell and Harden.

This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history. An internal fit out will now be completed by NSW Ambulance ahead of the station going live in 2020.