Ambulance station takes shape

September 14, 2017

Larissa Anderson, Rebecca Godden, Shane O'Donnell, Mitchell Pitt and Joanne Kerr at the site of the new Ambulance station. Photo by Luke Hemer.

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-the-art 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.

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