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Green light for construction to start on Iluka’s first ever ambulance station

The ambulance station which the Nationals in NSW Government promised Iluka has cleared its final regulatory hurdle with construction starting in a matter of weeks, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “Clarence Valley Council has approved the development application so construction workers should be on site at 75 Spenser Street very soon,” Mr Gulaptis said. “When Iluka Ambulance Action Group founders John and Ann McLean first approached me with this project, I asked the bureaucrats but they said no, so I brought Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro to Iluka and the local community convinced him that it is what they needed and what they deserved. “Since then, a great partnership has developed between locals, particularly the Iluka Bowls Club, Clarence Valley Council and me representing the State Government.” “The members of the Bowls Club unanimously voted to sell the required land to the NSW Government last June. Mr Gulaptis said the community could also be proud that the station will be one of just three across NSW participating in a solar trial across the state. “The station will feature a solar energy system to improve energy efficiency by generating electricity from an environmental-friendly power source,” Mr Gulaptis said. Once completed, the new station will include:  Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles  Administration and office areas  Staff amenities  Logistics and storage areas  Relief accommodation  Staff parking  Delivery and loading bay  Internal wash bay