The new Cootamundra Ambulance Station is powering ahead with construction on track to be completed early next year.
The concrete slab, structural steel, and roof sheeting have been finished, and the installation of external wall sheeting, internal services and wall linings have started.
Once completed, it will undergo an operational commissioning and fit-out phase prior operations starting.
The new station, co-located adjacent to the Cootamundra Hospital on Boundary Road will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Cootamundra and surrounds.
Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Cootamundra Ambulance Station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the community.
It will include internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, staff amenities, logistics and storage areas, relief accommodation, staff parking, delivery and loading bay and an external wash bay
The station is being built as part of the NSW government's $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.
To date, 24 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay & Basin, Toukley, Wauchope, Hamlyn Terrace, Bathurst, Pottsville, Yass, Rutherford, Bungendore, Cowra, Grenfell, Goulburn, Birmingham Gardens, Sawtell, Iluka and the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station.
This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation's history.
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