The construction of the new ambulance station in Yass has begun after a sod turning ceremony last week.
The new station, which is estimated to cost $3.7 million and located adjacent to the Yass Hospital on Meehan Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Yass and the surrounding region.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said a newer facility could better accommodate the bigger ambulances and more modern technology that’s been acquired.
“Today marks a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s election commitment to build a new ambulance station at Yass,” she said. “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.”
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.
The main works on the Yass Ambulance Station are scheduled for completion late next year and will be followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility.
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 including constructed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden and Molong.