6 September 2018

Construction commences at Yass

The beginning of main works on the Yass Ambulance station was marked today with a sod-turning ceremony. 

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.

The new station, located adjacent to the Yass Hospital on Meehan Street will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Yass and surrounds.

The main works on the Yass Ambulance Station are scheduled for completion late-2019 and will be followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility. 

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.

To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program, including constructed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden and Molong.