Refreshed sub centre and training rooms unveiled at St John WA Northampton
- New state-of-the-art St John Sub Centre training facility officially opened in Northampton, increasing ambulance and first aid training capabilities in the Mid-West region,
- The new facility also allowed for a volunteer wellness space, dedicated administration and reception area, secure parking for volunteer safety, disabled access and an enclosed playground for volunteers’ families,
- Funding was provided for the development by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, St John Ambulance Kalbarri Sub Centre & Mid West Support Fund, local community groups and organisations as well as Northampton and Mid-West businesses.
St John WA’s newest regional volunteer and first aid training facility has officially opened its doors to the Northampton community.
The new Northampton facility has been built as an extension to the existing Sub Centre site, with a 68m2 training room and 48m2 undercroft garage added to the Hampton Road location. The new and improved centre will be used for ambulance services, volunteer training and delivery of public first aid courses.
The main goal of improving the Sub Centre’s amenities was to support volunteers as they continue to deliver essential services to the Mid-West community. The centre now features a volunteer wellness space, dedicated administration and reception area, secure parking for volunteer safety, disabled access and an enclosed playground for volunteers’ families.
Each year, St John Northampton attends over 200 callouts, with 24 volunteers dedicating their time and skills to the local community.
St John WA Northampton Sub Centre Chairperson, Amy Teakle said the upgrades to the facility were warmly welcomed by the volunteers and local community.
“We’re so pleased to see the new Sub Centre Training facility open its doors. The old facility served us well, however we’re looking to improving our service for the community and providing locals with top tier first aid training in a fresh and modern Sub Centre,” she said.
“The Northampton Sub Centre has been specifically designed to create a positive space for our volunteers, who dedicate so much of their time to supporting the local community. We’re aiming to increase the wellbeing and cohesiveness of our volunteer group, by providing them with a purpose-built space to refresh and recharge after their shifts.”
The Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund contributed over $150,000 to the Sub Centre’s refresh. Additionally, Northern Agri Group kindly donated $10,000 to the development, along with several other local community organisations who contributed to the project.
The new Sub Centre was officially opened with a ceremony which included an unveiling of a plaque and tours of the facility. The Northampton Sub Centre is located at 243 Hampton Road, Northampton.