The State Budget delivered this week has allocated more than $10 million towards infrastructure projects in the central Shoalhaven including the construction of two new emergency services stations.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the State Budget was a boon for the Central Shoalhaven with $1.5 million secured to continue the Round the Bay Walk project at Huskisson, including construction of the Moona Moona Creek pedestrian bridge and more than $5 million secured to commence construction on a new ambulance station.

“The new Bay and Basin Ambulance Station is a massive boost for Bay and Basin residents, allowing paramedics to respond to life-threatening emergencies more quickly,” she said.

“The new ambulance station will have significant benefits for local residents, including improved ambulance response times for Basin View, Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin, Erowal Bay, Old Erowal Bay and surrounding areas. Also with an ageing population and the number of retirement villages across the Bay and Basin, this station will meet a real and growing need.

“I have also ensured that the full $5 million has been secured this financial year to complete planning and begin construction on a new police station in the Bay and Basin area.

“This project has been met with delay after delay and it is essential to commence as soon as possible. This is what I and the community expect.

“We have identified a site and are currently completing our due diligence. From the Premier down to the Minister for Police, Deputy Police Commissioner Garry Worboys and myself, we are working together to deliver on this commitment.

 

“The new station will meet the needs of a growing population and provide a more centralised presence in the Bay and Basin area.  It will also be a huge morale boost for local police and provide more comprehensive protection for central Shoalhaven communities.