Search for Maffra ambulance site continues

THE new Maffra ambulance station will not be built on VicTrack land adjacent to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection.

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said after meeting with Gippsland Vehicle Collection members, Ambulance Victoria would not progress the VicTrack land as the location of the new ambulance station.

“Ambulance Victoria has resumed its site search and is reviewing a Wellington Shire-owned site at the rear of the existing Maffra ambulance station that was initially excluded due to site pollution issues,” Mr Ryan said.

“Wellington Shire Council will remediate the site and planning and design works for the new station will begin next month.”

Mr Ryan said the Maffra community could look forward to a new ambulance station by June 2014.

The Gippsland Vehicle Collection members had objected to the proposal, claiming the VicTrack land was inappropriate for the station.

For more read Tuesday’s Gippsland Times.

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