Thursday, 06 September 2018
YASS AMBULANCE STATION UNDERWAY
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward marked the beginning of main works on the Yass Ambulance station Thursday 6 September with a sod-turning ceremony.
Ms Goward said it is an exciting step forward for this project and she is looking for to watching as construction progresses and the building takes shape.
“Today marks a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s election commitment to build a new ambulance station at Yass.
“Yass is one of 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new rural ambulance stations that are a part of the Government’s $122 million allocated from the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) investment in infrastructure.”
“I’m pleased that Yass is included in what is the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance Infrastructure in the organisation’s history.”
“Like all rural communities, Yass has its fair share of health challenges, and we are committed to investing in the infrastructure and facilities required to meet those challenges head-on,” Ms Goward said.
The new station, located adjacent to the Yass Hospital on Meehan Street will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Yass and surrounds.
The main works on the Yass Ambulance Station are scheduled for completion late-2019 and will be followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility.
The new Yass NSW Ambulance station will deliver internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, a multipurpose meeting/training room, relief accommodation, logistics and storage areas, staff parking, delivery and loading bay, as well as an external wash bay.
To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program, including constructed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden and Molong.