Nationals MP for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today welcomed the opening of the new Maffra Ambulance Station, which was funded during the Coalition’s term in office, saying it would be a great asset to the local community.
“Back in 2013 there was considerable community discussion around the site of the new station and initially construction was to commence in 2014, but there were some delays as these matters were resolved,” Mr Bull said.
“Peter Ryan (former Member for Gippsland South) and I had several representations made to us and it was pleasing to have a final location that was agreed upon in late 2013. It is terrific to have arrived at the point in time today where it can be officially opened.
“In 2012, due to increased staffing, Maffra became a 24-hour station and the team manager at the time said it would improve response times in the local area.
“The new station has been the final component of improving services and I am pleased that during our term in office we were able to provide more paramedics to Maffra and have this new station funded by Ambulance Victoria.
“This facility is a great use of taxpayers’ funds to support such an important emergency service in Maffra,” Mr Bull said.
Maffra Ambulance Station team manager and Mica paramedic, John Foley, said all staff were delighted with the final result and the design of the facility that will service the community for many years to come.
Caption: The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, with team manager John Foley at today’s Maffra Ambulance Station opening that was funded by Ambulance Victoria during the Coalition’s term in office.