DOUBTS have surfaced over a proposed new ambulance station in Mooroolbark with politicians challenging each other to take action.
Earlier this month, Eastern Metropolitan Region MP Shaun Leane urged Health Minister David Davis to put a sign on the vacant Central Avenue site — previously used by Mooroolbark Primary School — that would say the Coalition government planned to go through with its plan to build a new ambulance building.
A report in The Age last July said the site had been sold to developer Three Pillars.
Mr Leane says he is worried the site will become a housing development. "Questions need to be asked why the government wouldn't be prepared to do this. It points to yet another broken promise from a government that has made an art form of it."
Mr Davis said he was aware of the land's importance and was committed to ambulance services.
In 2010, the Labor government said it would provide an ambulance station on the site, which has been unoccupied since 2003.