Kiama MP Gareth Ward turns first sod on Berry's new ambulance station

DIG THIS: Kiama MP Gareth Ward, NSW Ambulance Deputy Director Operations Illawarra & South West Sydney Sector Richard Cohen and Health Infrastructure Senior Project Director Anthony Dimech turn the first sod on the Berry ambulance station on Monday.
DIG THIS: Kiama MP Gareth Ward, NSW Ambulance Deputy Director Operations Illawarra & South West Sydney Sector Richard Cohen and Health Infrastructure Senior Project Director Anthony Dimech turn the first sod on the Berry ambulance station on Monday.

The first sod has been turned on the construction of the first NSW Ambulance Station in Berry.

Kiama MP Gareth Ward said Monday’s ceremony represented a significant milestone on delivering his election promise to build a new ambulance station at Berry.

“Actions speak louder than words and today’s sod turn event marked the beginning of works on the station which is scheduled for construction completion in 2018, followed by a carefully managed fit-out and operational commissioning phase before paramedics transition into the new facility,” Mr Ward said.

“I am delighted that the new Berry station will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in the northern Shoalhaven.” 

There will be six new ambulance paramedic positions allocated to this station.

Once completed, the Berry NSW Ambulance station will include: parking bays for up to three ambulance vehicles; administration and office areas; amenities; logistics and storage areas; relief accommodation; a vehicle wash bay; on site staff parking; and a deliveries and loading bay.