Ward Inspects Completion Of Main Works On New Berry Ambulance Station

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today inspected the completion of main works on the new Berry Ambulance station during an official tour of the new site in the lead up to the official opening still ahead.

Mr Ward was joined on the site tour by local paramedics, NSW Ambulance Illawarra Region Duty Operations Manager Faye Stockman, Sam Sangster – Chief Executive and Rebecca Wark – Executive Director Rural & Regional from Health Infrastructure.

“The completion of main works here today marks a very significant milestone in the NSW Government’s election commitment to build a new ambulance station in Berry. When I promise I’ll deliver something – I always get it done,” Mr Ward said.

“Today’s tour will now be followed by a carefully managed fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the beginning of operations. An official opening will also be held at a later date to be advised.

“This first station for Berry, located at North Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Berry and surrounds.

The new Berry NSW Ambulance station includes:

  • Internal parking for up to three emergency ambulance vehicles;
  • Administration and office areas;
  • Relief accommodation;
  • Logistics and storage areas;
  • Staff parking;
  • Delivery and loading bay; and
  • External wash bay.

“To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including this one in Berry and the new station which is almost completed in Kiama.

“This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history,” Mr Ward concluded.