Am­bu­lance sta­tion takes shape

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

ECHUCA’S new am­bu­lance sta­tion is on track to be com­pleted by late April.

Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria Lod­don Mallee act­ing re­gional di­rec­tor Graeme Parker said site prepa­ra­tion had started, in­clud­ing sig­nif­i­cant work to ser­vices in­fra­struc­ture, and slab and frame con­struc­tion was well un­der way.

Build­ing con­trac­tor the Mac­neil Group has been ap­pointed to build the sta­tion, on the cor­ner of Ogilvie Ave and High St, af­ter the old one was de­mol­ished ear­lier this year.

‘‘We are look­ing for­ward to serv­ing the com­mu­nity from a func­tional, mod­ern workspace which has been specif­i­cally de­signed to bet­ter ac­com­mo­date Echuca’s re­sources as well as cater for fu­ture growth,’’ Mr Parker said.

The sta­tion will be re­placed with state-of-theart fea­tures in­clud­ing spa­cious garages for ve­hi­cles, as well as lounge ar­eas, a kitchen, large pur­pose-built train­ing room and des­ig­nated study area.

It will also have the ca­pac­ity for ex­tra ve­hi­cles and paramedics to re­spond to ma­jor events.

Echuca paramedics moved into the old po­lice sta­tion in Dick­son St on Jan­uary 16 and will be based there dur­ing con­struc­tion.

Luke Hemer

NEW STA­TION: Larissa An­der­son, Re­becca God­den, Shane O'Don­nell, Mitchell Pitt and Joanne Kerr at the site of the new Am­bu­lance sta­tion. Photo:

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