The new Stony Plain / Parkland County Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Station is one step closer to reality. The Town and County awarded Chandos Construction, Ltd. with the contract to construct the new facility, which was designed by Edmonton-based S2 Architecture, in consultation with Parkland County and
Alberta Health Services.
The 14,200 square-foot, 10-bay ambulance station will be constructed on a 4.18-acre parcel of provincially owned land located in Stony Plain, at the corner of Wood Avenue and Highway 779 (immediately south of the County Services Building). The Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County are partnering with Alberta Health Services, Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Transportation in the construction of this important facility.
William Choy, mayor of Stony Plain; Rod Shaigec, mayor of Parkland County; and Ken Lemke, MLA for Stony Plain, and other government officials and project stakeholders participated in a sod-turning ceremony at the site on Dec. 5, 2013.
"This facility will be a welcomed addition to Stony Plain and Parkland County and will enhance emergency services for our residents of today and those of future generations," Choy says. "Based on the research data complied, this facility will be in a suitable location that will ensure rapid response times and effective service, so residents can receive the care they need quickly in times of emergencies. The Town is proud to collaborate with all partners involved in this project; together, we have identified - and are working to meet - the needs of our communities."
“We are very proud to be a part of this ambulance station project,” Shaigec says. “This project is a tremendous example of leadership, cooperation and collaboration between regional municipalities and the Provincial Government and ensures that the ambulance service has an appropriate facility located in this area to better serve the residents of Parkland County and Stony Plain.”
Once completed, the ambulance station will be leased back from the Town and County to Alberta Health Services for a 20-year lease-period, with the ability to extend the lease for an additional 10 years. As a result, the net cost to Stony Plain and Parkland County taxpayers is zero. In fact, over the term of the lease, there will be a small return on investment to the municipalities. The total budget for the project is $6.6 million.
About the Town of Stony Plain
The Town of Stony Plain is the local government authority for Stony Plain, Alta, a community of more than 15 000 conveniently located just 17 kms west of Edmonton. Servicing a region of more than 70 000 people, Stony Plain has been designated a high-growth area within the Capital Region for the next 20 to 30 years.
Stony Plain is a community crafting experiences from traditions that feel good, connected and real. We are alive, wearing culture on our sleeve, as a celebration of artistic expression – be it a musician on a street-corner, a colourful splash of heritage on our murals or galleries that showcase the work of re-owned local and international visual artists. Stony Plain is creativity on display, youthful exuberance… and life lived to the fullest (stonyplain.com).
About Parkland County
Parkland County is a rural municipality located immediately west of Edmonton. Covering an area of 242,595 hectares (599,500 acres), it is one of the largest in size and one of the highest populated of all rural municipalities in Alberta. Parkland County has grown to a community of over 30,000 people and has seen generations of families continue to enjoy country living (parklandcounty.com).
For more information:
- Rudy A. Zacharias, Corporate Communications Coordinator
Town of Stony Plain
- Jackie Ostashek - Manager, Communications & Strategic Planning