The Malinauskas Labor Government has unveiled the site for its promised new Woodville ambulance station – the second of five brand new stations that will help improve response times across Adelaide.
The station will be built on vacant repurposed government-owned land at Lot 1020 Hanson Road, Woodville Gardens.
It will be home to a 24/7 16-paramedic crew due to come online in November, delivering an additional two ambulance vehicles for Adelaide’s western suburbs.
With easy access to major roads, this additional city fringe station is set to help improve response times across the metro region. It will deliver much-needed relief to busy nearby stations like Port Adelaide and Prospect.
The new station at Woodville is part of an overall $187.2 million investment by the Malinauskas Labor Government that includes five brand new ambulance stations, completely rebuilds four more stations and upgrades another 10 stations.
The location of the first brand new station – at Norwood, on the at the corner of Portrush and Magill Roads – was announced last July.
Three others will be built in the city, Edwardstown and Golden Grove.
In less than a year since being elected, the Malinauskas Labor Government has delivered 87 of 350 promised extra ambos, added 5 additional 24/7 ambulances on our roads, boosted staffing in the Emergency Operations Centre and secured land for ambulance stations in Norwood, Woodville, and Victor Harbor.
Construction on the Woodville ambulance station is due to start later this year and is expected to be complete late next year.
Attributable to Chris Picton
This new station will be staffed by a crew of 16 paramedics, with the team coming online in November and to be based out of a neighbouring station while the Woodville build is being completed.
We immediately deployed crews last year to improve coverage and will be bringing on a further 89 ambos in 2023, in addition to attracting more experienced paramedics back to South Australia.
Our ambulance plan is on track, and we are putting into action what paramedics told us they needed to deliver the very best in patient care.
Attributable to SAAS Chief Executive Officer Rob Elliott
The land acquisition at Woodville follows careful analysis to ensure that its location and size will adequately support SAAS and the western suburbs, now and into the future.
This station is expected to make a significant difference in coverage not just across our inner-western suburbs, but across the broader metropolitan area.
Securing this vacant land in such a good location reflects the great work done by a number of government agencies, including our own, coming together to support SAAS to achieve our operational growth plan.