State Development Minister Bill Marmion has today revealed that a new Ambulance Sub Centre will be constructed in Onslow as a replacement for their old facilities.
The funding for the project will be provided from the Wheatstone LNG project, a construction project that is currently underway just outside Onslow.
The Wheatstone project has to date commited more than $250 million to social and crittical infrastructure projects in Onslow, such as health and recreation facilities. On top of this, the State Government has provided $70 million to the projects.
Mr Marmion spoke of the project and the funding provided.
"Through the support of Chevron Australia and the Wheatstone Joint Venture participants, the town of Onslow is being transformed," Mr Marmion said.
"Under the State Development Agreement for the Wheatstone project, more than $250 million has been committed towards a range of critical infrastructure and community projects."
Health Minister John Day also spoke of the benefits the new facility will have.
"Sub centres manage operations on behalf of St John Ambulance Western Australia at fully-run volunteer locations and play a crucial role in regional emergency response," Mr Day said.
"The current sub centre not only needs upgrading, it is also located below the town's flood level.
"This new facility will be modern, accessible in all weather conditions, and ideally located in close proximity to the new Onslow hospital, which is a great outcome for St John volunteers, staff and the broader Onslow community."
The new facility is expected to be opened by 2018.
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