An even safer community is on the way in the south, with construction of Bungendore Ambulance Station well underway.
NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced another milestone in the construction process with the concrete slab, structural steel, roof sheeting and external wall sheeting now complete.
“I am excited to see the progress of the ambulance station at Bungendore. This is something the community fought hard for, and I am proud to be delivering on this important asset,” Mr Barilaro said. “In the event that there is an accident on the road or someone injures themselves, we want to guarantee that urgent medical care is as fast as possible and this ambulance station will assist in making that happen.”
“The purpose-built station has been designed with input from paramedics and tailored to the specific needs of Bungendore and surrounds.”
Installation of internal services and internal wall finishes have commenced as well as external pavements and landscaping around the building. The new station remains on track to be completed later in 2019 ahead of an operational commissioning and fit-out phase.
The Nationals in Government are delivering a $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program which will see rural areas across NSW receive purpose-built, modern ambulance stations designed to support the clinical capabilities of highly trained paramedics.
Bungendore’s ambulance station will have fit-for-purpose infrastructure designed to meet community needs, which includes internal parking for up to three emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas and logistics and storage areas.
The new station will enable the local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet current demands, as well as providing capacity to ensure future demands for mobile emergency medical care in Bungendore and surrounding regions are met.