KEYS TO TAMWORTH’S AMBULANCE STATION HANDED OVER
Tamworth’s paramedics will soon be saving lives from their new home on Piper Street, with Richard Crookes constructions putting the finishing touches on the new ambulance station on Piper Street.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the completion of the $6.3 million station, which replaces the existing century-old station on Marius Street.
“The existing Tamworth Ambulance Station on Marius Street has served our paramedics and our community for a century, saving thousands of lives and putting a roof over the head of our hard-working paramedics,” Mr Anderson said.
“The building’s age, however, means it’s no longer fit for purpose, with our paramedic workforce outgrowing the building and having to deal with a leaky roof, cramped rooms, and a lack of appropriate facilities for women.
“That’s why we fought so hard for a new station to be built in the city, to work alongside the South Tamworth station while providing appropriate facilities for our workforce.
“Over the past 12 months, residents of North Tamworth have seen the old disused Tennis Courts transformed into a state-of-the-art, modern station that will serve our community for decades to come.
“A big congratulations goes to our local paramedics who I know have been fighting for a new station for some time.”
The new station contains 12 ambulance parking bays, a wash bay, as well as administration and storage facilities and appropriate staff amenities.
NSW Ambulance will no commence operational commissioning activities, which includes testing systems and adding the finishing touches to the internal fit-out, ahead of the station becoming operational in the coming months.