Kane Constructions have been awarded the contract for the superstation at 95-99 Reserve Road, one of nine sites currently announced as part of the NSW Government’s $150 million Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy (SAMIS).
This is the most significant, single investment in NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.
The former building at the Reserve Road site has now been demolished to make way for the new Artarmon superstation. The building phase will now commence and will be followed by a commissioning phase before operations commence.
The NSW Government purchased the site as part of its strategy to ensure NSW Ambulance infrastructure can meet projected patient demand for the next decade.
A superstation will be where emergency ambulance and operational support vehicles are based and where logistics functions such as cleaning and restocking is managed. Superstations will also house local management and administrative staff, and have capacity for training.
NSW Ambulance Chief Executive Dominic Morgan said the Artarmon superstation will be a key hub for local paramedics and support staff.
“This purpose-built, modern facility will be supported by smaller, stand-by stations called Paramedic Response Points, creating a network of NSW Ambulance resources that are better placed to support the communities of Artarmon and surrounds,” Mr Morgan said.
The new operational model will provide enhanced coverage across metropolitan Sydney, and a more supported and efficient, mobile paramedic workforce.
The first six superstations at Bankstown, Blacktown, Kogarah, Liverpool, Northmead and Penrith are under construction and due for completion in 2017. Superstations will also be built at Caringbah and Sydney’s inner west.
Construction at the Artarmon site is expected to be complete in 2018.