Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today inspected the completion of main works on the new Kiama 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 Paul Edwards, Illawarra Zone Manager, Anthony Dimech, Senior Project Director from Health Infrastructure and local paramedics.
“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 at Kiama as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program,” he 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.
“The new station, located at Terralong Street next to the Fire Station will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Kiama and surrounds.
The new Kiama NSW Ambulance station includes:
To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including Kiama and the new Station also being constructed in Berry.
“This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history,” Mr Ward concluded.