New de­pot gives mod­ern lo­cal base

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

A NEW $5.3 mil­lion St John Am­bu­lance de­pot in Shen­ton Park will pro­vide a mod­ern base for lo­cal emer­gency am­bu­lance and pa­tient trans­fer ser­vices.

The de­pot will re­place the for­mer St John Ned­lands de­pot, which had to be moved to ac­com­mo­date the ex­pan­sion of the QEII Med­i­cal Cen­tre.

St John chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Ah­ern said the Bed­brook Place de­pot would pro­vide a func­tional am­bu­lance ser­vice to the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity, while al­low­ing for fu­ture growth.

“St John has taken great care in cre­at­ing a de­pot that is prac­ti­cal, aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing and will serve the com­mu­nity for decades to come,” Mr Ah­ern said.

“En­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able de­sign meth­ods were in­cor­po­rated in con­struc­tion, which in­clude en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient light­ing sys- tems, rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing and so­lar pan­els.

“Also, the de­pot was de­signed to pre­serve po­ten­tial black cock­a­too nest­ing trees which were iden­ti­fied early in plan­ning.”

The de­pot in­cludes a 10-bay garage to be used by var­i­ous ser­vices.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Sta­tion manager Gra­ham Jones with his crew in the new St John de­pot.

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