Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the preferred site of Cootamundra’s new ambulance station.

The new station will be adjacent to Cootamundra Hospital on Boundary Road and will feature facilities that are a major improvement on the current 80-year-old station on Parker Street.

“Health Infrastructure, NSW Ambulance, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District along with the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council are all working together to deliver this vital piece of infrastructure for the Cootamundra district,” Ms Cooke said on Thursday.

“The new site will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Cootamundra and surrounds.

“The next steps include design finalisation and planning approval for the new station, while a community information stand and local neighbourhood visits will also take place in the next six to eight weeks,” Ms Cooke added.

The Cootamundra NSW Ambulance station has been designed with input from local paramedics. Once complete, it will include:

  • Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
  • Administration and office areas
  • Staff amenities
  • Logistics and storage areas
  • Relief accommodation
  • Staff parking
  • Delivery and loading bay
  • External wash bay

The Cootamundra NSW Ambulance station is being delivered as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, delivering purpose-built and modern stations to support the clinical capability of our paramedics.

To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including completed stations at Ardlethan, Harden and Coolamon.

This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.

CAPTION: Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announces the preferred site of the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station with paramedics, council leaders and members of the Cootamundra community.