Work begins on Cootamundra’s new ambulance station
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February 18, 2020

A sod turn ceremony was held at the site of the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station to mark the beginning of main works on the station.

This marks a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s commitment to build an ambulance station at Cootamundra as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.

Main works on the new station is scheduled for completion in early 2021, followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility.

Once completed, the Cootamundra ambulance station will include:
 
  • Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
  • Administration and office areas
  • Staff amenities
  • Logistics and storage areas
  • Relief accommodation
  • Staff parking
  • Delivery and loading bay
  • External wash bay
The station at Cootamundra station will be the first station in the state to feature a Photovoltaic Solar Energy System as part of the build, aiming to improve energy efficiency by generating electricity from an environmental-friendly power source.

The solar system will also be trialled at Sawtell near Coffs Harbour and Iluka.

These stations will act as a pilot and allow NSW Ambulance to gather further data on the efficiencies and return on investment of solar panels.

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