Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee has welcomed the turning of the first sod for the new Molong Ambulance Station.
The $2.5 million project was a commitment made by Mr Gee in the 2015 NSW state election when he was the State Member for Orange.
“It’s a great day for Molong to have construction of Molong’s new ambulance station commencing,” said Mr Gee.
“The commitment to build the ambulance station was made when I was the State Member back in 2015 and I know the community is as delighted as I am to see work underway.
“I was speaking with our local paramedics today who have had input in the design of the new station and they can’t wait to move into their new headquarters.
“While I was there I also got to check on the progress of Molong’s new $15 million hospital re-development which is next door. The progress is amazing. It’s going to be a world-class facility.
“It was only a few years ago that residents at Molong were worried about the future of their hospital.
“There were real fears it could close but those days are over because the hospital re-development and new ambulance station have created a new health hub in Molong that will anchor health services in the district for decades to come,” Mr Gee added.
It’s very exciting for the whole community,” he said.
Work on Molong’s new ambulance station will be complete in late 2018.