Tender award for the construction of the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station

December 19, 2019

Residents of Cootamundra and surrounds can look forward to the construction of the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station, with work set to start early 2020.

Health Infrastructure has awarded the construction tender to Patterson Building Group.

Patterson Building Group has recently completed new ambulance stations at Bungendore and Goulburn.

This is a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s commitment to build a new ambulance station at Cootamundra.

The Cootamundra Ambulance Station is being delivered as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program by the NSW Government which is an investment in purpose-built and modern NSW Ambulance stations to support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics.

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 station, to be co-located adjacent to the Cootamundra Hospital on Boundary Road will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Cootamundra and surrounds.

Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Cootamundra ambulance station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the local community.

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
To date, 24 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, Bathurst Pottsville, Yass, Rutherford, Bungendore, Cowra, Grenfell and Goulburn.

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

The NSW Government has invested $10 billion in health infrastructure since 2011, with $10.1 billion more over the four years from 2019-20, including more than $900 million for rural and regional areas in 2019-20.

Across the local region there is significant investment in health infrastructure underway including the $431 million Wagga Wagga Base Hospital redevelopment, $250 million Griffith Base Hospital Redevelopment and the redevelopment underway at Murrumburrah-Harden being delivered under the State Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program.

New ambulance stations have also recently been completed at Cowra and Grenfell and will be operational in early 2020.