A new co-located Ambulance and Fire & Rescue Station is being built at Bardi Place, Aranda. The site is located off Bindubi Street, opposite the Canberra High School. The completion date for construction of the station is early June 2016
Temporary Lane Closures on Bindubi Street January 2016
As part of the construction works, a water main connection was required from the western side of Bindubi Street to the site, across both carriageways. This work has now been completed. Works to modify the median strip to allow emergency vehicles to enter and exit the station are progressing and due to be completed within the next week.
Bindubi Street will remain open during the majority of the work, however, there will be times when it is necessary to have temporary lane closures. Traffic management arrangements have been put in place to minimise disruption for motorists.
Appropriate warning signs, reduced speed limits and barriers are in place to ensure the safety of both motorists and workers.
Bulk earthworks and the relocation of multiple services which were required to be done prior to commencement of construction are now complete. The relocation of the Aranda Junior Baseball diamond has also been completed.
Part of the construction included a new car park south of the station. The original car park at Bardy Place has been closed temporarily to allow construction work to be done. The new car park will not open until completion of the new station. This is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists during the movement of construction vehicles around the site. While construction is in progress there will be alternative parking available on Banaga Place, next to the Aranda Primary School.
The ESA apologises for any inconveniences the construction of the station my cause, however, safety of workers and the public are the main priorities.
The government has allocated $1.4m in the 2016-16 budget for the adaptive reuse of the former Fire & Rescue Station at Greenway. The station will be converted into a modern, fit for purpose ambulance station. The completion date for the works is the end of April 2016.
Internal demolition of the station has been completed and refurbishment has commenced.
The scheduled date for the station to be operational is on track for mid April 2016.