Construction begins on new Forster Ambulance Station

The Great Lakes community today marked a significant milestone with the first sod turned on the Forster Ambulance Station, marking the beginning of construction on what will be the town’s first ambulance station.

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said Forster’s first ambulance station is being built in an optimal position to provide the best care possible for the local community.

“Today is a great day for Forster as we celebrate this significant step forward in the delivery of a contemporary new ambulance station,” Mr Bromhead said.

“The new station will support our local paramedics and ensure they have the latest equipment and infrastructure to continue to deliver high-quality care.”

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the new state-of-the-art station, located in the heart of Forster at Breese Parade, will ensure the Myall Lakes community has the mobile emergency care it needs.

“This new station, which is a first for Forster, will provide paramedics with the latest facilities to best meet the needs of Forster-Tuncurry now and into the future,” Mrs Taylor said.

“Early works on the site are complete paving the way for construction to now begin on the new station, which is on track for completion late this year.”

Forster Ambulance Station is being constructed by AW Edwards, and will include: 
  • Internal parking for up to six emergency ambulance vehicles;
  • Administration and office areas;
  • Staff amenities;
  • Logistics and storage areas;
  • Relief accommodation;
  • Covered wash bay; and
  • Staff parking.