Kiama Council has approved the Development Application for the new Kiama NSW Ambulance Station, to be built next to the Fire Station on Terralong St near the Highway overpass.
“This is a significant milestone in my election commitment to build a new ambulance station at Kiama. I am very pleased that we are getting on with the job of delivering it,” says Gareth Ward, Member for Kiama.
“We are very fortunate to have fantastic local paramedics. But I want them to have the best facilities in the right location.
“The new location was chosen to allow our local Ambulance Service to be better able to respond to local patients in need.
“It will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Kiama and surrounds.
“The purpose built station has been designed with input from local paramedics and tailored to the needs of the local community.
“This investment comes on top of funds I secured to deliver the new Primary Health Care Service on the Kiama Hospital site.”
The ambulance site was purchased from Council for $1 million, and creates a response services hub by the highway.
Negotiations are still underway for Council to purchase the old ambulance site in Hindmarsh Park from the NSW Government, so that land can be incorporated into the new Arts Centre.
Construction contracts for the ambulance station are yet to be awarded, but it is hoped the new facility will be ready before the 2018 netball season starts.