Tamworth and surrounds will benefit from a new ambulance station at Tamworth under Stage 2 of the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.

Following on from the success of Stage 1 of the program, the NSW Government has 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.

The new station at Tamworth is expected to provide an enhanced working environment for local paramedics, tailored to the needs of regional and rural communities to enable paramedics to continue delivering high quality care.

As the largest city in north western NSW region, Tamworth was identified as a priority location to ensure the best emergency care for all residents.  

The site of the new station will be selected using tried and tested international software which maps Triple Zero (000) calls so the community can feel confident the new station will operate from the most optimal location. 

The new station replaces the Marius Street station and will provide a contemporary facility for local paramedics and ensure they have the latest equipment to continue to deliver high-quality care. 

The purpose-built new station will include internal parking for up to eight emergency ambulance vehicles; internal wash bay; staff parking; administration and office areas; staff amenities; and logistics and storage areas.

The second station located in Tamworth South will remain operational. When complete, both NSW Ambulance Stations will service the communities of Tamworth.

The RAIR program is the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 125-year history, with 24 new or upgraded ambulance stations already delivered or under construction as part of Stage 1 with another $100 million worth of ambulance assets being delivered under Stage 2.