Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Regional police stations to benefit from funding

    18/08/2020 10:00 AM
     

    Refurbishment works at nine regional police stations is expected to get underway within weeks, following a major capital works announcement by the McGowan Government.

     

    The McGowan Government has allocated $13 million to upgrade police stations in the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, South-West, Kimberley and Goldfields-Esperance districts.

     

    Many of the stations have served their communities for over half a century, for example Merredin Police Station, which was built in 1962 and Narrogin Police Station, built in 1968.

     

    Regional station upgradesAmount

    Great Southern

       Katanning Police Station

       Narrogin Police Station

       Wagin Police Station

       Williams Police Station

     

    $1.5 million

    $2 million

    $1 million

    $1 million

    Wheatbelt

       Merredin Police Station

     

    $1.5 million

    South-West

       Collie Police Station

       Donnybrook Police Station

     

    $1.5 million

    $1 million

    Kimberley

       Derby Police Station

       Kununurra Police Station

     

    $1.5 million

    $ 500,000

    Goldfields-Esperance

       Laverton Police Station

     

    $1.5 million

    Total $13 million

      

    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "After years of neglect by the Barnett-Harvey Government, some of this work is urgently overdue.

     

    "Despite their much promoted Royalties for Regions program, none of that money was spent on police stations.

     

    "Instead they chose to spend it on musical toilets and plastic cows.

     

    "The McGowan Government is bringing money to where it is needed, and upgrading facilities in these regional communities to ensure our police have safe, modern and secure facilities to do their job."

     

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