A state-of-the-art, stand-alone ambulance station being built at Diamond Creek by the Andrews Labor Government is a step closer.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward today announced Metcalfe Reidy Pty Ltd is the preferred builder to construct the $2.5 million new station.

The current Diamond Creek ambulance station is part of an emergency services complex with Ambulance Victoria, the Country Fire Authority and Victoria Police.

The ambulance station, currently home to 32 paramedics, is located between the two agencies and unable to grow due to the constrained site.

A new separated, larger and purpose-built station will be built on a new site and will feature rest and recline areas, training rooms, bedrooms, modern amenities and a fully fitted out kitchen.

It will include capacity for additional crews to meet future population growth, and will be upgraded from a Peak Period Unit to 24-hour coverage.

This investment – part of a $27.3 million boost to rebuild and upgrade ambulance stations and purchase additional vehicles – will give local paramedics the modern and safer facilities they deserve, as well as the room they need to grow to meet the needs of our community.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“We said we’d build a state-of-the-art ambulance station to give our community the best care when an emergency strikes – and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

“This new station with expanded 24-hour coverage will help our paramedics respond even quicker to emergencies in the North-Eastern suburbs.”

“The Diamond Creek ambulance station will be safe, modern and complete with the very best facilities that our hard-working paramedics deserve.”

 Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham Vicki Ward

“Now we have 24 hour ambulance coverage in Nillumbik for the first time in history, it is terrific to see that we are getting closer to a new, state-of-the-art ambulance station in Diamond Creek for our local community. Ambulance response times have been improving across Nillumbik and this is more good news – no one wants to need an ambulance, but it is reassuring to know our service is getting even better.”