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Iluka RAIR Ambulance Station celebrates sod turn

Tuesday 22 June 2021

A significant milestone has been reached in the construction of a new NSW Ambulance station at Iluka, with a sod-turning ceremony held last week to mark the official start of construction.  

Iluka Ambulance Station is being delivered as part of the $132 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Stage 1 program by the NSW Government which is an investment in purpose-built and modern NSW Ambulance stations to support the clinical capability of our highly trained paramedics.  

Located on Spenser Street, the new station will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Iluka and the surrounding community.  

Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built ambulance station at Iluka will deliver a working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the local community.  

Once completed, the Iluka Ambulance Station will include: 

  • Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles  

  • Administration and office areas  

  • Staff amenities  

  • Logistics and storage areas  

  • Relief accommodation  

  • Staff parking  

  • Internal wash bay  

The station has also been designed with energy efficiency in mind and features solar panels as part of the build, aiming to improve energy efficiency by generating electricity from an environmental-friendly power source.  

Main works on the new station is scheduled for completion by early 2022, followed by a fit-out and operational commissioning phase prior to the commencement of operations from the new facility.  

To date, 24 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR Stage 1 program, including completed stations at Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay & Basin, Toukley, Wauchope, Hamlyn Terrace, Bathurst, Pottsville, Yass, Rutherford, Bungendore, Cowra, Grenfell, Goulburn, Birmingham Gardens, Cootamundra and Sawtell.  

This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history. The RAIR Stage 1 program received $132 million, the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 126-year history.  

The NSW Government recently announced an additional $100 million to deliver upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new NSW Ambulance stations in rural and regional NSW as part of Stage 2 of the program.  

The NSW Government is investing a record $10.7 billion in health infrastructure over the four years to 2024, including more than $900 million in rural and regional areas in 2020-21. 

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