Construction complete on new Birmingham Gardens Ambulance Station

March 31, 2020

A new modern Ambulance station at Birmingham Gardens is a big step closer to reality following the announcement that construction on the project is complete.

​Next steps include internal fit out and operational commissioning by NSW Ambulance, ahead of the station going live in the second half of 2020.

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

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

The new station, adjacent to the Wallsend Community Health Service on Nash Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in the local region.

NSW Ambulance gained valuable design input from local paramedics to ensure the purpose-built Birmingham Gardens ambulance station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics and be tailored to the needs of the local community.

The Birmingham Gardens ambulance station includes:
  • Internal parking for up to six emergency ambulance vehicles
  • Administration and office areas
  • Staff amenities
  • Multi-purpose meeting & training room
  • Logistics and storage areas
  • Staff parking
  • 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 $470 million New Maitland Hospital, and $780 million John Hunter Health & Innovation Precinct.

Check out the timelapse video below of the Birmingham Gardens Rural Ambulance station build