Work is expected to start on the new Fairy Meadow Ambulance Station in coming weeks.
Former NSW health minister Brad Hazzard announced the location – at the northern end of the Innovation Campus – in December last year.
At the time he said construction of the ambulance station was expected to be completed “by late 2023”.
Despite the new Health Minister Ryan Park turning the first sod in July, the site remains empty, with tattered signage the only indication of its eventual use.
A spokesperson for Health Infrastructure, which oversees the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program, said final design work for the station had now been completed.
“The building contractor has been appointed, with main works expected to ramp up on site in the coming weeks,” the spokesperson said.
The station will be staffed by 24 full-time paramedics, who have been appointed and are currently working out of Bulli Ambulance Station.
It will feature internal parking for up to five emergency ambulance vehicles and a wash bay, administration and office areas, staff rest facilities, logistics and storage spaces.
Mr Park said in July the station’s location was selected through analysis of the triple zero calls and response times.
“It’s strategically located to the north but close to the centre, close to the hospital, and able to get onto major arterial roads quickly and efficiently,” he said.
Health Infrastructure said it would continue to update the local community as the project progressed.