Site announced for new Cootamundra Ambulance Station
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February 2019

Land at the Cootamundra Hospital has been identified as the preferred site for the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station.

The new ambulance station at Cootamundra is part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.

Health Infrastructure, NSW Ambulance, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District along with the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council are all working together to deliver this vital piece of infrastructure for the Cootamundra district.

The new site at will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Cootamundra and surrounds.
 
The new station, planned to be co-located adjacent to the Cootamundra Hospital on Boundary Road will feature facilities that are a major improvement on the current station, enabling local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the mobile emergency medical care needs of Cootamundra and surrounds well into the future.
 
Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Cootamundra NSW Ambulance station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the local community.
 
Once completed, the Cootamundra NSW Ambulance station will include:
  • Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
  • Administration and office areas
  • Amenities
  • Logistics and storage areas
  • Relief accommodation
  • Staff parking
  • Delivery and loading bay
  • External wash bay
Next steps include further due diligence, design finalisation and planning approval for the new station.

To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including completed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay & Basin, Toukley, Wauchope, Hamlyn Terrace and Bathurst.

This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.



 

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