Services strengthened with Snowy Hydro SouthCare Centre

Media Release

WT205/2014

14 October 2014

Joint release with:

Zed Seselja

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory

Rescue Helicopter services will be enhanced and the broader community will benefit with the opening of a new Centre to provide medical services to the ACT and south eastern New South Wales.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said today's opening of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Training and Administration Centre would improve the medical support provided by the existing helicopter base.

“This Centre will play a vital role in the timely provision of medical services for both the ACT and surrounding region, cementing the ACT's role as a regional services hub,” Mr Truss said.

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja will be onsite to officially open the new Centre today and said it would not only enhance the provision of medical services, but also help provide timely information about missions to the media, sponsors and community organisations.

“This project included the installation of administration offices as well as training and education areas to better connect the community with the services provided,” Senator Seselja said.

“Three new staff members will also be employed at the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Training Rescue Helicopter base.”

The Australian Government contributed $500,000 towards the $1.15 million project, with ACT and Southeast NSW Aero Medical Services Ltd contributing $500,000 and the Master Builders Association contributing $150,000.