Construction is underway on the new Fairy Meadow ambulance station with the first sod turned by Minister for Health, Ryan Park.
The station will be the first ambulance station for the Fairy Meadow community and will provide a high-quality base for local paramedics that is tailored to the emergency care needs of the region.
Co-located at University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, the station will feature internal parking for up to five ambulances, a wash bay, administration and office areas, staff rest facilities, logistics and storage spaces.
A solar energy system will be included as part of the new station, providing battery storage. There will be an emergency power source for essential building services such as lighting and roller doors.
The co-location with University of Wollongong offers greater opportunity for collaboration and research, including how we can build future ambulance stations to be even more sustainable.
Part of the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, the new Fairy Meadow Ambulance Station is expected to be completed in 2024, with construction company HPAC Pty Ltd appointed to deliver the project.
The new station will bolster emergency care in the Illawarra region, supporting the existing stations at Wollongong, Bulli and Dapto, and new stations to be built at Warilla and Unanderra in coming years.
The NSW Government’s current investment in NSW Ambulance infrastructure includes: