Traralgon’s dated ambulance station will be a thing of the past with the announcement the facility set to be rebuilt.
On Friday, the State Government confirmed the ambulance station would be upgraded as part of a $20 million investment to modernise ambulance facilities across Victoria.
Ambulance Victoria Traralgon team manager Mark Scammell said the current facility was not equipped to handle 24-hour service.
“It’s well over 30 years old and was built when people only manned it during the day,” Mr Scammer said.
“The station was not designed as a full-time ambulance branch.
“The new facility will allow us to expand our scope of services and allow others to work out of our branch during fires and floods.”
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing said the upgrade would benefit the Traralgon paramedics and local community, as the current facility was old and cramped.
“The new station will be a state-of-the-art facility which will provide local paramedics with better service and better resources,” Ms Shing said.
While no commencement date had been set, Ms Shing said it was important the upgrade was done properly and in a timely manner.
“We need to get it right throughout so it will be better in the long term,” she said.