The Fairy Meadow community is a step closer to a new ambulance station, with the facility to be located on the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard made the announcement this month.

“The new Fairy Meadow Ambulance Station is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program and will support local paramedics to provide the best emergency medical care now and into the future,” Mr Hazzard said.

The purpose-built station will have modern facilities, including internal parking for six emergency ambulance vehicles, an internal wash bay, relief accommodation for paramedics and a meeting and training room.

It will support the existing station in Wollongong, along with the recently announced station in Warilla.

NSW Ambulance identified the university campus location following a comprehensive service planning process using best practice modelling software that maps Triple Zero (000) calls.

Construction of the ambulance station is expected to commence early next year and be complete by late 2023.