Police Minister John Kobelke and Peel MLA Paul Papalia today unveiled the signage for the new Secret Harbour Police Station to mark the site of the $10million project.
Mr Kobelke said the new station would provide additional security in one of the fastest growing regions of the State.
“The Secret Harbour Police Station will meet the future policing needs of the area, which is expected to experience further population growth in the future,” he said.
“The presence of police in the area will give the community an increased confidence in their security and will allow police to provide a more a timely response to calls for assistance.
“The new police station at Secret Harbour is part of a wider plan to boost police services and resources across the State.
“Labor is delivering 350 more police in this term of government, meaning 600 more police are on the beat than when the Liberals were in power.”
The new facility, which will be located on the corner of Warnbro Sound Avenue and Oneida Road, will cater for about 50 police officers.
Peel MLA Paul Papalia said local residents had made it clear to him that a strong police presence in the region was a key priority for the community.
“During the 2007 Peel by-election campaign, I spoke to thousands of residents who voiced the need for a police station at Secret Harbour, so it is really gratifying to see the Government follow through on this important promise,” Mr Papalia said.
“It will dramatically improve the police presence and response times in the region between the Mandurah and Rockingham police stations.”
Tenders for construction are expected to be called in May 2009.
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