State-of-the-art Ambulance Station at Oatlands under construction

Guy Barnett, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to deliver the critical infrastructure our paramedics need to provide the highest-quality care to Tasmanians, right around the State.

Construction of the new $2.75 million Oatlands Ambulance Station is now well underway and will deliver a state-of-the-art two bay ambulance station with training room facilities, improved infection control measures, and improved general amenity for all users.

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Guy Barnett, toured the construction site today and said it was more evidence of our significant investment in the health infrastructure Tasmanians need, both now and into the future.

“Oatlands is the fourth of six new rural and regional ambulance stations that our Government has invested in, with new ambulance stations opened last year at Bridgewater, Queenstown and Beaconsfield,” Minister Barnett said.

“The work is being done by local construction group Macquarie Builders, who are also delivering the redevelopment of the Midlands Multi-Purpose Health Centre – supporting jobs and the local economy in Oatlands.

“The new contemporary station will further support our hard-working paramedics, along with the broader community.

“I’m also pleased to confirm work is underway on a further four new ambulance stations at Cygnet, Snug, Legana and King Island, as per our 100 Day plan.

“Planning has begun and project managers have been engaged, with initial consultation on potential locations and operational requirements to follow.

“Better health outcomes for Tasmanians are a non-negotiable in our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, and these stations will help us to deliver this to Tasmanians living in our regions.”

The new Oatlands Ambulance Station is expected to be complete by early 2025.

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