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    Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Palaszczuk Government announces new ambulance station at Yarrabilba

    Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Palaszczuk Government announces new ambulance station at Yarrabilba

    A new $4 million ambulance station will be built at Yarrabilba to meet the demand of the growing community, the Palaszczuk Government has announced.

    Member for Logan Linus Power said he had been talking to Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick about improving services in the area.

    “This is a great announcement for the entire Logan Village/Yarrabilba area,” Mr Power said.

    “The increased need for services due to the growing community at Yarrabilba puts pressure on the ambulance station at Jimboomba, so this new station will benefit the entire area.”

    Mr Dick said the new state-of-the-art facility would be built on a site to be determined.

    “We are currently looking to purchase a suitable site in the 2017/18 financial year, with construction to begin in the 2018/19 financial year,” Mr Dick said.

    “We know Yarrabilba and surrounding suburbs are rapidly expanding and this announcement today shows this Government is committed to delivering the best care when people find themselves in need of an ambulance.

    “Population growth of around 240 per cent is expected in this region by 2036 and we want to ensure the community’s expectations are being met during a medical emergency.”

    He said sites in proximity to major arterial roads that allow for future expansion will be considered.

    “Officers at our existing stations at Beenleigh, Logan West and Jimboomba do a fantastic job servicing the local community and that high standard of care will be reinforced when the new station becomes operational,” Mr Dick said.

    Queensland Ambulance Service Commissioner Russell Bowles said the new station would support coverage in the Logan area and contribute to improving response times across the region.

    “We’re planning for Yarrabilba to be a 24-hour station, initially supporting a staff of 17,” Mr Bowles said.

    “It will be designed and built using the latest techniques and staff operating out of it will have access to state of the art facilities including rest-study areas, patient care and equipment storage, amenities and a break out space. Importantly it will also allow for future expansion.”

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