7 May 2018
Today, the first sod was officially turned to signal the start of the construction of the city’s new Ambulance Station at 6 Commonwealth Street, Bathurst.
This multi-million dollar facility will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in Bathurst and surrounds.
The new facility replaces the 89-year-old Bathurst Ambulance Station in William Street.
The sod turning ceremony marks the beginning of works on the Bathurst Ambulance Station which includes:
- Internal parking for up to 10 emergency ambulance vehicles;
- Administration and office areas;
- Logistics and storage areas;
- Fleet maintenance area;
- External wash bay;
- Advanced training complex; and
- Staff parking.
This work is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The new station will ensure local paramedics have fit-for-purpose infrastructure to better meet the emergency medical care needs of the local community and will also include a regional education centre, additional spaces for practical training, lectures and meetings for paramedics across the Central West Zone.
It will also co-locate the Central West Zone Office within the new Bathurst Ambulance Station.
Bathurst-based Hines Constructions has been awarded the tender to build the local facility.
The start of construction is also significant as it forms part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.