Ambulance development forces re-location

New home: Rochester ambulances parked at the temporary base of operations in Echuca Rd, while the service awaits a re-development of the Mackay St station.
Temporarily closed: Expected to be open for business before the end of 2022, final preparations are being made for a start to works on the new Rochester ambulance station.

Rochester ambulance officers have taken up temporary residency at an Echuca Rd location while the renovations of the Mackay St ambulance station is completed.

The Campaspe News recently announced, through State Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp, that work on the new station would start before the end of the month.

As a result of the works the town’s ambulance officers have been forced to relocate and are now operating at the northern entrance to the town — from a residential address in Echuca Road.

It will be a significant change of environment for the officers on their return to the new building, which is among 15 being renovated in Victoria.

The new station will have a three bay garage and comes with a multi-million dollar price tag. It is expected to be completed before the end of the year.