Stockton Ambulance Station is set to get a facelift, thanks a new $232 million program.
The refurbishment, part of the NSW Government’s Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, is aimed at delivering a better work environment for local paramedics.
Upgrades will include roofing repairs, alterations and additions to staff amenities, as well as other internal and external upgrades such as new carpet and repainting.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the works were expected to commence later this year following a competitive tender process.
“The NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Our paramedics need the best possible workplace to provide emergency medical care, and the infrastructure improvements will make a real difference to their working environment.”
The RAIR program is the single largest regional infrastructure investment in NSW Ambulance’s 125-year history, with 24 locations across the state benefiting from an upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new ambulance station as part of Stage 1.
The 2020-21 NSW State Budget announced $100 million towards RAIR Stage 2.
In 2020-21, the NSW Government is investing a total of more than $1 billion in services and capital works for NSW Ambulance.
This includes $27 million funding for 180 new staff across the state, the third tranche of the June 2018 commitment to recruit 750 additional paramedic and control centre staff over four years.
Stockton Ambulance Station project follows upgrades to the Stockton Bridge and Mitchell Street facade.