17 June, 2022
Gil ambulance station gets an upgrade
Looking schmick in its fresh coat of paint, Gilgandra’s Ambulance Station has finally finished its renovations.
Roughly half a million dollars has been put into the
station situated on Morris Street, and with recent occupation
of the house next door, the station has doubled in
“The house hasn’t been occupied since 2008,” said
NSW Ambulance paramedic Scott Beaton.
“It was an ambulance services house, but because of
all the problems with the bathroom and asbestos, it wasn’t
liveable. So Ambulance NSW has spent a lot of
money and took everything out, fixed the bathroom, and
gave it a completely new kitchen.”
The house will now be used as an office space, and
the station also includes a new residential quarter for
officers staying overnight.
“There is the self-contained area, including a
loungeroom, kitchen, bedroom, and ensuite,” said Mr
“We can have periods where we might have more
than one person off, and there are staff who travel from
other towns to cover who will stay here.”
The renovations have made the function of the station
much easier. More space and a cleaner environment
is warmly welcomed.
“There’s plenty of room for everything. There’s a
gym, a large storage space, and the asbestos is all gone,”
said Mr Beaton.
“We’re all very pleased with it.”