Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC today announced construction on the new NSW Ambulance station at Toukley has been completed.
Mr MacDonald said the completion was a significant milestone in the NSW Liberal National Government’s election commitment to build a new station at Toukley as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.
The new NSW Ambulance station at Toukley includes:
- Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles;
- Administration and office areas;
- Staff amenities;
- Logistics and storage areas;
- Internal wash bay;
- Staff parking
Health Infrastructure and NSW Ambulance will now begin the carefully planned internal works and fit out and then operational commissioning of the station.
“This is before a staged roll-out of services which will ensure the ongoing delivery of high-quality emergency care during the transition and relocation from the current temporary station to the new station,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Designed with input from local paramedics, the station will enable NSW Ambulance to better meet the mobile emergency care needs of Toukley and surrounds for years to come.”
“The NSW Government is investing in purpose-built and modern NSW Ambulance stations to help support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics.”
The station is scheduled to become fully operational early to mid-2019.
The RAIR program currently includes 23 locations across the state that will benefit from an upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new ambulance station including completed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry and Bay & Basin.
The RAIR program represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.