26.7 C
Byron Shire
April 15, 2021

New ambulance station for Pottsville

Latest News

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Other News

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.

Is it solar fair?

Meg Pickup, Ballina The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) draft rule change will result in solar households and businesses being...

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...

Disguised junk mail

A Sinclair, Mullumbimby Does anyone know who is responsible for the thinly disguised bundles of junk mail that are now...

Holiday letting policy adopted by NSW govt

New state rules on short-term holiday lets (STHL) for NSW, announced late last week, won’t be introduced to the Byron Shire until as late as February next year, as the local housing crisis intensifies.

The new Pottsville ambulance station is almost ready to go live. Photo supplied.

Pottsville has a new ambulance station and now that construction is complete, it will go live within a matter of months.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest joined Health Minister Brad Hazzard and local paramedics to inspect the new station which Provest says has been designed to meet the needs of the local Pottsville community and surrounds, with valuable input from NSW Ambulance paramedics

‘This means our paramedics will receive the vital support they need to meet the local demand for emergency medical care for years to come,’ he said at the viewing on Wednesday.

The new Pottsville station includes internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles, logistics and storage areas, relief accommodation, staff parking and a deliveries and loading bay.

The next steps include an internal fit out and operational commissioning by NSW Ambulance, ahead of the station commencing operation in the coming months.

Mr Hazzard said the construction of the Pottsville Ambulance Station is a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.

‘The development of the Pottsville Ambulance Station has come a long way in the last 10 months thanks to the efforts of Geoff Provest together with local paramedics, culminating in this milestone today,’ said Mr Hazzard.

‘This shows how the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program is delivering critical infrastructure to support our highly trained paramedics responding to locals in need of emergency care.

Under the RAIR program, the NSW Government has announced 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations. These include completed stations at Wagga Waga, Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay and Basin (St George Basin), Toukley, Wauchope, Hamlyn Terrace (Wyong) and Bathurst.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.