Construction of Old Bar's first ambulance station underway

The Old Bar community is another step closer to a new state-of-the-art ambulance station with the first sod turned today to mark the start of construction of the new ambulance station at the Old Bar Road site.
The event marks a significant milestone in delivering a new ambulance station for the local community, which is part of the NSW Government’s $232 million investment in the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.  
“The NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities, and it’s wonderful to see the community of Old Bar benefit”.
“It’s an exciting day for our community to see construction under way on Old Bar’s first purpose-built ambulance station, which will provide a high-quality base for our local paramedics, tailored to the emergency care needs of the community in our region.”  
“Our paramedics need and deserve the best possible workplace for emergency medical care, and this new ambulance station will make a real difference to their working environment.”
The Old Bar Ambulance Station includes internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles, relief accommodation, administration and office areas, staff amenities, logistics and storage areas, an internal wash bay and staff parking.
The Old Bar Ambulance Station is due for completion in mid-2023, with construction company AW Edwards undertaking construction.
“This new station will support the recently completed ambulance stations in Forster and Medowie and refurbishments at the Taree, Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens and Stockton ambulance stations, boosting access to mobile emergency health care across the region”.
The NSW Government is committed to significantly increasing the capacity of NSW Ambulance. Construction of the Lake Cathie ambulance station is also well progressed and due for completion in the coming months.