Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has today marked a significant milestone in the construction of the first NSW Ambulance station at Pottsville, with a sod-turning ceremony marking the official start of construction.

The new station, to be located at 1128 Pottsville Road in Pottsville, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in Pottsville and surrounds.

The new ambulance station at Pottsville is part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.

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

“The sod turn ceremony marks the beginning of main works on the station which is scheduled for completion late-2019, followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility’, said Mr Provest.

This new station will ensure local paramedics have fit-for-purpose infrastructure to better meet the emergency medical care needs of the local community.