Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Hon. Scot MacDonald MLC today announced North Construction and Building has been awarded the construction contract for the new Birmingham Gardens Ambulance station.
Mr MacDonald said this was a significant milestone in the NSW Liberal National Government’s election commitment to build a new Birmingham Gardens ambulance station as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.
“The NSW Liberal National Government is investing in purpose-built and modern NSW Ambulance stations to support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The new station, located at the Wallsend Community Health Service on Nash Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in the region.”
The purpose built station has been designed with input from local paramedics and tailored to the needs of the local community.
The new station will ensure local paramedics have fit-for-purpose infrastructure to better meet the emergency medical care needs of the local community.
Once completed, the Birmingham Gardens station will include:
- Internal parking for up to six emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office areas
- Staff amenities
- Multi-purpose meeting & training room
- Logistics and storage areas
- Staff parking
- External wash bay
Works are expected to begin on-site by early-2019.
To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including completed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay & Basin and Toukley.
This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.