Site announced for new ambulance station for Tweed Valley

The Tweed Valley community is one step closer to a new ambulance station, with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announcing that the new facility will be co-located with the new $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital.

Mr Provest said it is the perfect location for the purpose-built ambulance station, with construction due for completion in 2023.

“Today’s announcement marks the next step in delivering a new ambulance station for the Tweed Valley community, which will ensure local paramedics have access to the latest facilities to best serve the emergency medical care needs of the region,” Mr Provest said.

“This site will also ensure swift, effective collaboration between paramedics and hospital staff in the event of an emergency to deliver the best clinical outcomes for patients and their families.”

Minister for Regional Bronnie Taylor said once complete the new ambulance station will ensure the Tweed community has the health facilities it needs now and into the future.

“The NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities like the Tweed,” Mrs Taylor said.

“Our paramedics need and deserve the best possible workplace to provide emergency medical care, and this new station will make a real difference to their working environment.”

NSW Ambulance, Health Infrastructure, and the Northern NSW Local Health District worked closely to identify the most suitable site using best practice demand modelling software which maps Triple Zero calls, and determined the hospital site as the most suitable location for mobile emergency care.

The purpose-built station will replace the 65-year-old station on Marine Parade in Kingscliff and feature eight internal parking bays, including an internal wash bay, staff parking, administration and office areas, gym, relief accommodation and logistics and storage areas.

NSW Ambulance Director of Regional Operations Clare Lorenzen says the brand-new station is exactly what the state’s hard-working paramedics need to best serve the community.