Preston electorate

Mr SCOTT (Minister for Finance) — (Question 375) My constituency question is for the Minister for Health, who is also the Minister for Ambulance Services. It concerns the state of Preston ambulance station, which was constructed in the 1950s and is in a poor state of repair. The dedicated paramedics working out of the Preston branch are working in a facility that is over 60 years old, has asbestos in it and is of poor design. The building has only a single entry and exit point, which means paramedics have to reverse into oncoming traffic when they are called out to an emergency. The facility is long past its use-by date and poses an occupational health and safety risk to the paramedics based there. I ask the minister to advise when the much-needed upgrade to the Preston ambulance station will occur.