NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro has heralded an exciting milestone for Bungendore and surrounds, with the opening of the town’s new ambulance station.

Mr Barilaro said the opening of the new station meant when residents were in need, help was not far away.

“When there is an accident on the Kings Highway or when someone is severely injured, it is crucial that medical care is available as fast as possible. This new ambulance station will make sure that happens,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Getting to this stage has been no mean feat and it is thanks to the partnership between the Nationals in Government and the community that we are standing here today.”

The new purpose-built station at King Street will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future needs of the region.

“This new station boasts internal parking for up to three emergency vehicles and relief accommodation for staff, ensuring a high quality emergency service for the communities of Bungendore, Bywong, Wamboin and surrounds,” Mr Barilaro said.

The organiser behind the community petition calling for the station, Deborah Olde, joined in on the celebrations to mark the official opening.

“I am over the moon that this much-needed ambulance station has been delivered and it was built much quicker than we all thought it would be,” Ms Olde said.

“This station is going to have an amazing impact on Bungendore.”

Construction on the new station began early this year and its completion marks an important step in the ongoing delivery of high quality emergency care in Bungendore and surrounding communities.

“This fit-for-purpose facility was designed by local paramedics to meet the specific needs of the Bungendore community,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I have no doubt this ambulance station and its stationed vehicles and paramedics will save lives.”