Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the passing of a significant milestone in the creation of a new ambulance station for Cowra.

Health Infrastructure has lodged a Development Application with Cowra Shire Council for the construction of Cowra NSW Ambulance Station, which will be located in Kite Street.

“I’m delighted that the plans to build a new ambulance station for Cowra have reached this important stage,” said Ms Cooke.

“The current station on Shelley Street is 38 years old and has provided sterling service throughout that time, but now it’s time to upgrade and build an ambulance station which fits the needs of the Cowra community now and well into the future.

“The new station will feature facilities which will complement the outstanding skills of NSW Ambulance paramedics and enable them to serve Cowra to the best of their abilities.”

Ms Cooke said if planning approval is granted, construction would begin early in 2019.

“The plans have been developed with input from local paramedics and will include parking for up to seven emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, relief accommodation, storage areas and staff parking,” she said.

“The site was announced in July this year, after which a manned information stand was held on site which received overwhelming support for this new health infrastructure investment for the community.

“I’ve seen the artist’s impression of the station and I can’t wait to see it all take shape, all being well with the application,” Ms Cooke added.

To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program, including completed stations in the Cootamundra electorate at Harden, Coolamon and Ardlethan.

Caption: An artist’s impression of how the new Cowra NSW Ambulance Station would look once completed. Health Infrastructure has lodged a Development Application with Cowra Shire Council for the construction of the new station, in Kite Street.