Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke at the new Cowra Ambulance Station
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke inspecting the recently built Cowra Ambulance Station

Today marked a significant milestone in the delivery of a new NSW Ambulance station at Cowra, with the build now complete.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP joined Mayor of Cowra Bill West and representatives from NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure to mark the occasion.

“With construction now finished, we’re one step closer to having a new station up and running to service Cowra and the surrounding areas,” Ms Cooke said.

“This significant milestone has been made possible by the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Program, which is a fantastic initiative.

“I’m extremely proud of this Government’s track record on NSW Ambulance Infrastructure in the Cootamundra electorate and it’s wonderful to see construction complete here in Cowra.”

The new station at Kite Street 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.