Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Clermont Gets New Ambulance Station

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Clermont Gets New Ambulance Station

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Byline: Sian Fullerton, CQ News

CLERMONT: IN the next few months, Clermont's 45-year-old, asbestos-riddled ambulance station will be razed.

The State Government has agreed to build a new station in the town, 380km west of Rockhampton.

After more than a year of lobbying, officer-in-charge Michael Gaskin is glad to have got the green light.

A builder has been appointed and demolition is expected to start in March, once the crew moves out.

"I'm quite excited about the project," Mr Gaskin said.

"I've been 21 years on the job and this will be the first new station for me.

"It'll be good for Clermont, too."

The plan is for a three-bay plant to replace the existing building on Sirius Street and for a new station to be constructed on the vacant block next to it. There will also be relief quarters built.

"It'll be a two-bedroom, fully self-contained apartment," Mr Gaskin explained.

"It's designed to encourage people to come out here and work. …

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