Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has today announced Hutchinson Builders has been awarded the construction contract for the first NSW Ambulance station at Pottsville.

“This is a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s election commitment to build a new ambulance station at Pottsville as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program” said Mr Provest

“The NSW Government is investing in purpose-built and modern NSW Ambulance stations to support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics”, he said.

The new purpose built station, at 1128 Pottsville Road, has been designed with input from local paramedics  and will enable them to better meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in Pottsville and surrounds.

This new ambulance station supports the NSW Government’s $582 million investment in better health services for the new Tweed Valley Hospital.

The new station will ensure local paramedics have fit-for-purpose infrastructure to deliver a better working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the local community.

Once completed, the Pottsville station will include:

  • Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
  • Logistics and storage areas
  • Relief accommodation
  • Staff parking
  • Delivery and loading bay.

Works are expected to begin on-site by the end of October 2018.

Mr Provest said this project is part of the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.