NSW Premier Mike Baird and Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres today joined Liberal candidates Olivia Lloyd (Mount Druitt) and Bernard Bratusa (Londonderry) to announce a re-elected Baird Government would rebuild Mount Druitt Police Station.
“We will build a new police station at Mount Druitt, on a new or existing site,” Mr Baird said.
“We’re committed to providing police with the state-of-the-art facilities they need to get on and do the job they do best – protecting the community.”
Constructed in 1975, Mount Druitt Police Station houses the majority of the Local Area Command, however in 2009 a demountable building complex was installed in the rear yard to assist with general overcrowding within the station.
“The building is 40 years old and is in generally poor condition,” Mr Ayres said.
“Four years ago we inherited a police properties portfolio starved of maintenance funding, all so successive Labor Ministers could announce high profile stations in marginal seats.
“I commend Olivia Lloyd and Bernard Bratusa for their strong advocacy on behalf of Mount Druitt police and the community.”
Mr Bratusa said: “This will be a huge morale boost for local police – it’s not acceptable that our hard-working police turn up for work each day to out-dated facilities.”
Ms Lloyd said: “Today’s announcement shows the Baird Government delivers when it comes to giving our police the resources they need to keep our community safe.”