The new Bay and Basin Ambulance Station will be fully operational late 2018, following the recent completion of its construction.
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock attended the new station, located at The Wool Road, St Georges Basin on Monday, and said the new station would be of huge benefit to the community.
“This is a significant milestone for the local community,” Mrs Hancock said.
“In 2015 I made the election commitment to build a new station at Bay and Basin as part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program – and we have done just that.”
NSW Ambulance will now begin a carefully planned fit out and commissioning process before the station becomes operational.
“This commissioning process will be conducted before a staged roll-out of services which will ensure the ongoing delivery of high-quality emergency care during the transition,” Mrs Hancock said.
“Designed with input from local paramedics, the station will enable NSW Ambulance to better meet the mobile emergency care needs of the Bay and Basin communities for years to come.”
The new station includes internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, multipurpose meeting/training room, relief accommodation, logistics and storage areas, staff parking, delivery and loading bay and external wash bay.
The station is scheduled to become fully operational late 2018.
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 and Berry.
The RAIR program represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.