Grenfell’s new state of the art ambulance station is up and running, officially opened today by the Member for Cootamundra and NSW Ambulance.
Steph Cooke MP joined local paramedics in cutting the ribbon on the new station which has been delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $132 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Stage 1 program.
Ms Cooke said she was proud of the investment in health infrastructure across the Cootamundra electorate.
“Our paramedics have an incredibly challenging job and need stations that are fit for purpose,” Ms Cooke said.
“This is going to make a huge difference to so many lives across the Weddin Shire and is another example of the NSW Government’s promise to deliver the most up-to-date equipment and facilities.”
The new purpose built station features:
- 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
NSW Ambulance Deputy Commissioner Mr David Dutton said the new station was a welcome addition to paramedics and local staff.
“Not only are the facilities designed to meet the needs of the people of Grenfell and surrounding areas, they will also help our committed paramedics to efficiently carry out their vital lifesaving work,” Mr Dutton said.
Since 2018 six new Ambulance Stations have been built across the Cootamundra electorate at Grenfell, Cootamundra, Cowra, Ardlethan, Harden and Coolamon, with upgrades to the Temora, Narrandera and Young Ambulance Stations also funded.
In 2020-21, the NSW Government is investing more than $1 billion in services and capital works for NSW Ambulance.