Tender award for the construction of the new Iluka Ambulance Station

11 Mrch 2021

Residents of Iluka and surrounds can look forward to the construction of the new Iluka Ambulance Station, with work set to start shortly.

Following a competitive tender process, the contract for construction of the new station has been awarded to Bennett Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd.

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

Iluka Ambulance Station is being delivered as part of the $132 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Stage 1 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.

Following on from the success of Stage 1 of the program, the NSW Government recently announced an additional $100 million to deliver upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new NSW Ambulance stations in rural and regional NSW as part of Stage 2 of the program.

Health Infrastructure and NSW Ambulance acknowledge the support provided to date from the Iluka Bowling Club, Iluka Ambulance Action Group and Clarence Valley Council in delivering this project; all organisations are working together to deliver this vital piece of infrastructure for the Iluka district.

Located on Spenser Street, the new station will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Iluka and the surrounding community.

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

Once completed, the new Iluka NSW 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
  • Internal wash bay
The station has also been designed with energy efficiency in mind and features solar panels as part of the build, aiming to improve energy efficiency by generating electricity from an environmental-friendly power source.

Main works on the new station is scheduled for completion by early 2022, followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility.

To date, 24 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR Stage 1 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, Goulburn, Birmingham Gardens and Cootamundra.

This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history. The first stage of the RAIR program received $132 million, the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 125-year history.