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First Sod Turned at Mt Barker Ambulance Station

April 18, 2024 12:30 pm in by
From left Jarred Gilbert, SAAS Operations Manager, Adelaide Hills Barossa Health Minister Chris Picton SAAS, Executive Director Operations (Country), Robert Tolson Member for Kavel, Minister Dan Cregan Mount Barker District Council Mayor, David Leach. Photo: Supplied

Ground has broken today on the site of the new Mount Barker ambulance station.

With a budget of $9.1 million, the new larger, fit for purpose ambulance station is being built by Hindmarsh Construction and is expected to be completed and operational by mid-2025.

Located on the south-eastern corner of Bald Hills and Springs Roads, the station will be able to accommodate six ambulances – triple the capacity of the existing Mann Street station – and two light fleet, plus a carport for further fleet.

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More than 15 workers per day will be on-site during construction, with site preparations starting this week ahead of the concrete pour scheduled for June.

The current Mount Barker station at Mann Street is approaching its end of life and the site is too small to be expanded and parking is extremely limited. In contrast, the new larger will contain 31 parking spaces for staff and a large training room with capacity for 40 people.

Mount Barker is the first of the four rebuilt stations committed by the State Labor Government to start early works, with Gawler, Victor Harbor, and Campbelltown to follow later in the year.

The new SA Ambulance Mount Barker site is on the south-eastern corner of Bald Hills and Springs Roads. Photo: Supplied
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