Morgue gives rise to Ambulance Superstation
A sod turn ceremony at the city site of the former NSW Coroners Court and Morgue has signalled the start of construction on Sydney’s newest ambulance superstation.
Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the Central Sydney Ambulance Station is the final superstation in a $184 million infrastructure program.
“We are continuing to invest record amounts in our health system across the State to ensure we have the doctors, nurses, paramedics and facilities we need to keep people safe and provide them with care when they need it most,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This state-of-the-art ambulance facility will be home to around 65 paramedics and managers helping bolster our first-class network of ambulance centres ensuring our paramedics are best placed to respond to emergencies and save lives.”
The NSW Government’s Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy program is the biggest investment in infrastructure across Sydney in ambulance’s 126-year history.
As a result, new stations are operational at Caringbah, Kogarah, Blacktown, Liverpool, Bankstown, Penrith, Artarmon, Northmead, Randwick, Haberfield and Mona Vale.
Mr Hazzard said the Glebe project is on time and on budget and will be completed in 2023, helping to enhance ambulance operations in metropolitan Sydney into the future.
“This once familiar site of coronial and forensic excellence is on the CBD doorstop and was carefully chosen for its proximity to major roads and hospitals,” Mr Hazzard said.
“It will ensure paramedics are best placed to respond to medical emergencies to the local community but also to the many visitors to central Sydney for work and leisure.”
The facility will boast 30 ambulance bays; administration, office areas and amenities; on site undercover parking for staff, an internal wash bay, logistic and storage areas.
NSW Ambulance Chief Executive Dominic Morgan said the new Central Sydney Station will be supported by the Eveleigh ambulance centre and other response points.
“With all the new superstations and Paramedic Response Points, there will now be 55 operational facilities across metro Sydney to respond to emergencies,” Dr Morgan said.
The NSW Government has invested more than $9 billion in NSW Ambulance since 2011 which has seen a boost of 1160 paramedics. In the 2021-22 Budget, $1.4 billion will be invested in ambulance services including $214 million for a new State Operations Centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
Artist impressions and a video of the demolition of the former Coroners Court can be found here.