Please see below information from NSW Health in regard to the proposed Ambulance Station next to the current Fire Station.
While KNA want to see improved services for Kiama we also want to be sure that the change does not impact on our sport and other
patron's who utilize the facilities (Leisure Centre, Football/Soccer, Cricket etc.).
NSW Health and Kiama Council are very keen to make this site work and have made a number of changes since their first proposal.
On the plus side all parking spaces will be clearly marked on the northern side of courts 8 and 9, so no more parking just anywhere and
Kiama Council have agreed to clear a section beside the Leisure Centre for extra parking. Traffic through the precinct will all be one way which
will be safer for players/parents/spectators.
There will be a dedicated pedestrian refuge for those crossing Terralong St opposite the courts and a footpath into the courts.
On the negative side we will have less parking (no grassed area to park in) extra vehicles will need to park off-site in surrounding streets and
the one way traffic will in the beginning cause extra problems. We are also mindful that this is mainly a residential area and any parking with
impact on home owners and business in Brown Street complex.
In reality, the new ambulance station is not causing the limited amount of parking in the area as that has been an ongoing problem for a
number of years and may need to be addressed by Kiama Council. What has been proposed has addressed, to some degree of satisfaction,
the issues we raised at our first meeting with NSW Health, as reported at our last Council meting 8/3/2017.
As per NSW Health's email we have until COB 31/3/17 to lodge our concerns would you please submit concerns via this email and include
Gareth Ward (see email address above) in your replies by this date.
From: Matthew Satherley <
Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 5:26 PM
To: 'Rhonda Beedles'; Kiama Netball Association
Cc: ElectorateOffice Kiama
Subject: Kiama NSW Ambulance Station
Dear Kerren and Rhonda
We appreciate you taking the time to meet with us last week.
Please find below and attached information regarding the new Kiama NSW Ambulance Station and how we propose to address your concerns.
Following the NSW Government’s commitment to build a new NSW Ambulance station, NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure
began extensive emergency health incident modelling based upon historical emergency data and forecast projections and conducted
an extensive property search process. Various potential sites were identified, but were determined to not meet the size requirements or
were unsuitable to meet the level of coverage needed for the region.
To ensure the emergency health needs of the Kiama community can be met, the most suitable location was identified at 206 Terralong Street Kiama.
In the 1990’s the lot was zoned SP2 (Emergency Services) in the Kiama Local Environment Plan to reserve the space for emergency service use.
Health Infrastructure were made aware by Kiama Council that this site has been used for car parking by users of the Kiama netball courts.
Gareth Ward, Kiama Municipal Council, NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure have met to work through Kiama Netball Association concerns.
Working with Kiama Municipal Council, and responding to concerns from Kiama Netball Association, Health Infrastructure and NSW Ambulance
have developed a solution to address impacts on parking and improve the overall safety within the precinct.
· A dedicated car park entry
· New pedestrian island on Terralong Street
· Pedestrian pathway from Terralong Street
· One way traffic flow
· Increased marked parking to improve safety within the precinct
· Parking to meet relevant Australian Standards
· No impact on netball courts
At our most recent workshop on 17 March 2017 the proposed solution received in-principle support from the President and Secretary of
Kiama Netball Association and it was determined that it would be provided to the wider association.
A map showing the proposed scheme is attached for your information. Please note that this is a concept drawing, and specific details will be
determined as the design progresses.
The Association has until COB Friday 31 March 2017 to provide any comments back.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact me on the number below.
Communications Manager | Health Infrastructure