The Kingscliff community will soon have a new ambulance station as part of the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, delivering a better work environment for paramedics.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the site of the new station will be announced in the coming months.

“The NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Our paramedics need the best possible workplace to provide emergency medical care, and the infrastructure improvements will make a real difference to their working environment.”

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the new station will replace the 65-year-old station at 48 Marine Parade and provide a contemporary working environment for local paramedics.

“A new ambulance station will ensure our brilliant local paramedics have the modern equipment and facilities to deliver high-quality emergency care well into the future,” Mr Provest said.

The RAIR program is the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 126-year history, with 24 new or upgraded ambulance stations already delivered or under construction as part of the $132 million Stage 1 program, with another $100 million worth of ambulance assets being delivered throughout rural and regional NSW under Stage 2.

In 2021/22, the NSW Government is investing nearly $1.5 billion in services and capital works for NSW Ambulance. This includes establishing a new State Operations Centre at Sydney Olympic Park, adding jet aircraft to the ambulance fleet, converting 246 paramedics into Intensive Care Paramedics and purchasing 1,291 new state-of-the-art monitor/defibrillator units.