- $3 million refurbished police station now complete
- New station to be fitted with solar power system to generate own electricity
Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Butler MLA John Quigley today toured the newly renovated and expanded Yanchep Police Station.
The $3 million station revamp was undertaken to accommodate more officers, allocated to meet the needs of the fast growing northern corridor.
The completed works include:
- A dedicated operations room;
- A secure detainee entry and new detainee holding room;
- A new recorded interview room;
- A new CCTV system;
- An upgraded charge room;
- Increased office space;
- New gymnasium and staff toilet/change facilities; and
- A secure station car park.
The police station will also be fitted with a 20KW solar power system, enabling the station to generate its own power and deliver significant savings on electricity bills.
The station remained open for business during the renovation project.
Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:
"This refurbishment ensures our frontline police have contemporary facilities to better meet operational needs and effectively co-ordinate local crime strategies.
"The upgrade has been carried out with an eye to the future and will cater for population growth in the fast growing northern corridor.
"Our Government is committed to providing police with the support and resources to make our communities safer and more secure."
Comments attributed to Butler MLA John Quigley:
"Yanchep Police Station covers over 300 square kilometres of ground in our northern suburbs and is facing increasing demand from a surging population.
"An increased investment in local policing resources as part of the recently announced remodel will complement the expanded station to help deliver better outcomes for residents.
"It is fantastic to officially open this extension, which will help reduce response times, increase efficiency and futureproof service delivery in the northern corridor."
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