Construction begins on new Tamworth Ambulance Station

The Tamworth community is one step closer to a new ambulance station with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today turning the first sod to mark the start of construction at the Piper Street site.

Mr Anderson said it marked an exciting milestone for the region, with the new state-of-the-art station set to be completed late this year.

“Our local paramedics need the best possible infrastructure and equipment to provide emergency medical care to our community, and this new station will make a real difference to their working environment,” Mr Anderson said

“The new ambulance station on Piper Street is the perfect location for mobile emergency care and was identified with best practice modelling software which maps Triple Zero calls.

“Planning approval has been received and Richard Crooks Construction has been awarded the contract. Work can now begin to make this vision a reality.”

Once completed, the new station will include:

  • Internal parking for up to twelve NSW Ambulance vehicles including provision for a special operations/rescue truck and a wash bay;
  • Staff parking;
  • Administration and office areas;
  • Staff amenities; and
  • Logistics and storage areas.

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the new station will replace the existing station at Marius Street, ensuring local paramedics have the facilities they need and deserve.

“Today’s milestone marks the next step in delivering a new ambulance station for the Tamworth community, ensuring local paramedics have access to the latest facilities to provide the best emergency medical care needs to our local communities, now and into the future,” Mrs Taylor said.