Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today turned the sod at the construction site of Grenfell’s new NSW Ambulance Station.
Ms Cooke joined Grenfell Health Service Manager Pauline Rowston, NSW Ambulance Central West Area Zone Manager Ron Gavin, Mayor of Weddin Shire Mark Liebich and Anthony Dimech, Senior Project Director from Health Infrastructure to mark the beginning of construction.
“Our hardworking local paramedics, Council and Health Infrastructure worked closely together to ensure this new station meets the current and future needs of this wonderful community,” Ms Cooke said.
“This is a huge milestone worth celebrating. This project, part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Program, demonstrates not only this Government’s commitment to health, but our ability to deliver.”
The NSW Government is investing in purpose-built and modern NSW Ambulance stations to support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics.
The new station, adjacent to the Grenfell Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPS) on the Mid Western Highway will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in Grenfell and surrounds.
Hines Constructions was awarded the construction contract for the new station at Grenfell in December last year.
Once completed, the Grenfell station will include:
- Internal parking for up to three emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office areas
- Staff amenities
- Logistics and storage areas
- Relief accommodation
- Staff parking
- External wash bay
To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including completed stations at Coolamon, Ardlethan and Harden.
This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.