DESIGNS for an ambulance station in Rupanyup are almost complete.
Ambulance Victoria is planning a single-officer branch, to be built on the corner of Cromie Street and the Wimmera Highway.
A paramedic will be at the station between 8am and 6pm and will be available on call after hours.
Three paramedics will be on rotation to service the station.
Yarriambiack Shire Council town planner David Young said Dunmunkle’s Community Emergency Response Team – a volunteer branch of Ambulance Victoria – would be trained to support the paramedics.
“They will be upskilled to ambulance community officers,” Mr Young said.
He said the ambulance station would be supported by paramedics from Horsham and Warracknabeal.
The building will have a modern facade with Colorbond wall cladding and painted, compressed cement sheeting.
Yarriambiack Shire Council infrastructure and planning director James Magee said Ambulance Victoria was considering the placement of the station’s driveways.
One was initially planned to open onto the Wimmera Highway, while the other was placed on Cromie Street.
Mr Magee said the community and council were concerned about the traffic flow in the area.
“Ambulance Victoria agreed to the sentiments of the community and the council with respect to the driveways and has modified its plan,” he said.
“They are just finalising their plans and then they will run them past the community again to get the final stamp of approval.”