02 Jul 2014
Health Minister Jillian Skinner recently announced $24.5 million to start construction of five new super ambulance stations in greater metropolitan Sydney.
The funding will initiate construction of five stations at Bankstown, Blacktown, Kogarah, Liverpool and Penrith and contribute to purchasing additional sites for future stations.
The estimated total cost of the station building and land acquisition program will be in excess of $150 million over five years.
"While ambulance stations across Sydney have been refurbished or replaced on existing sites, a major new station has not been built in Sydney for over 16 years," Mrs Skinner said.
"The 2014-15 Budget underlies the commitment of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to build the ambulance stations of the future to improve response times and reflect the dynamic nature of the paramedic profession."
Ambulance Service, New South Wales