New Ambulance Station for North Sydney

The Lower North Shore community is a step closer to a new purpose-built ambulance station following the purchase of a site on Falcon Street, North Sydney.

Minister for Health Ryan Park said the NSW Government has purchased the site from Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW, marking a significant milestone in delivering a vital health service which will serve communities across North Sydney and Cremorne.

“The new North Sydney Ambulance Station will support local paramedics to provide the best emergency medical care now and into the future,” Mr Park said.

“Health Infrastructure and NSW Ambulance carried out a thorough evaluation of the site to ensure the location best meets the needs of the local community and our emergency ambulance operations and paramedic staff.

“This new North Sydney Ambulance Station will bolster emergency care on the Lower North Shore and provide a first-class workplace for local paramedics.

“It will also improve network coverage supporting existing stations including the ambulance stations at Artarmon, Lane Cove and Balgowlah.

“Our paramedics will have a purpose-built station to help them deliver the best possible emergency and mobile medical care when and where it’s needed.”

The site was identified following a comprehensive service planning process using best practice modelling software which maps Triple Zero calls.

The site, which has good access to the major road network, is ideally suited to form part of the ambulance station network and the emergency ambulance response times in the North Sydney area.

New Ambulance stations are located at places which optimise ambulance response performance and meet the future health needs of the community.

NSW Ambulance uses sophisticated, international standard computer-aided Triple Zero call answering and dispatch systems.
Consultation with the community and the local residents about the new ambulance station will be carried out in the coming months.

The next step for the project includes design development, prior to seeking planning approval for the new station.
Health Infrastructure will be working with PCYC NSW to facilitate a suitable handover time of the site with PCYC North Sydney.

Construction and operational timeframes will be determined as the project progresses.

The station is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $488.8 million NSW Ambulance Infrastructure Program.

The Program will deliver new ambulance stations and supporting infrastructure across Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong over the coming years, boosting frontline emergency ambulance care.