Feb 26, 2019
Austin Evans, Member for Murray visited Griffith ambulance station this morning alongside NSW Ambulance representatives, to celebrate in the official opening of the station.
Mr Evans was given a tour of the station, which is a significant expansion of the previous ambulance station built more than half a century ago.
The $4 million station has been developed as part of NSW Ambulance’s Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, the $122 million program that is the single largest investment in NSW Ambulance’s 120-year history.
Mr Evans said the station was designed following thorough consultation with local paramedics, to ensure the new facility would best suit the workforce’s needs for the next decade and beyond.
“The purpose-built infrastructure delivers a better working environment for staff, one that is tailored to the needs of regional and rural communities and best enables our paramedics and qualified volunteer ambulance officers to deliver care,” said Mr Evans.
The new Griffith station includes:
- Parking bays for up to eight ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office area
- Logistics and storage area
- Training / meeting room
- Fleet maintenance area
- On site staff parking
- An external vehicle wash bay
The RAIR program includes 23 locations across NSW, which will benefit from an upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new NSW Ambulance station. Paramedics are now operating from new and upgraded stations delivered under the program at Ardlethan, Coolamon, Harden, Wagga Wagga, Molong, Berry, Kiama and Bay and Basin.