Ambulance branch 18 August 2022

Construction begins on ambulance branches at Ararat, Inglewood and Rochester

Construction is officially underway on new and upgraded ambulance branches at Ararat, Inglewood and Rochester.

This means paramedics will have the facilities and support they need to respond quickly to local emergencies.

Ararat

Work has started on a refurbishment of the Ararat ambulance branch on Basham Street, Ararat.

The bigger and better facility will feature:

  • a new Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) covered space
  • new medical and delivery storage
  • improved training facilities and amenities for paramedics.

The Ararat ambulance branch upgrades are expected to be completed in the second half of 2022.

Artist impression of the Ararat ambulance branch

Artist impression showing the front and side exteriors of the Ararat ambulance branch from Basham Street, Ararat.

Inglewood 

Construction has kicked off on a multi-million-dollar ambulance branch on Hospital Street in Inglewood.

The project will involve knocking down the outdated building on the current Inglewood ambulance branch site on Hospital Street. A new, fit for purpose branch will be built in its place.

The new branch will include: 

  • a three-bay ambulance garage
  • two rest and recline areas
  • training facilities
  • a fully equipped kitchen
  • improved security and car parking for staff.

The new Inglewood ambulance branch is expected to be completed in late 2022.

Artist impression of the Inglewood ambulance branch

Artist impression showing the front exterior of the Inglewood ambulance branch on Hospital Street.

Rochester

Construction is underway on a new multi-million-dollar ambulance branch on Mackay Street, Rochester.

The project will involve knocking down the existing and outdated ambulance branch on Mackay Street. A new, fit for purpose branch will be built in its place.

The new branch will include: 
•    a three-bay ambulance garage
•    two rest and recline areas
•    training facilities
•    a fully equipped kitchen
•    improved security and car parking.

The new Rochester ambulance branch is expected to be completed in late 2022.

Artist impression of the Rochester ambulance branch

Ambulance Victoria development program

The Victorian Government has committed around $249 million since 2015 to upgrade and rebuild ambulance branches. The new and upgraded buildings will provide better working conditions for paramedics and ensure lifesaving emergency care is available for all Victorians.

Learn more about the Ambulance Victoria development program via our dedicated project page. 

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Last updated: 18 August 2022