The state-of-the-art, two-storey facility has the capacity to accommodate 70 staff members at any one time, and will be the new headquarters for the Barwon Local Area Command (LAC). The station was funded via a $146 million police capital project budget allocation for the 2013-14 financial year.
Minster for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said that the facility has an operational capacity to accommodate 102% of the Barwon LAC, exceeding the government’s 90% target.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione; who was also present at the unveiling of the new station, said “Our hard working officers now have a state of the art complex with the facilities and technology needed to make the best use of their skills”.
“Officers will continue to respond to crime, emergencies and other calls for assistance and they will be working with the local community to reduce crime and the fear of crime”.
Minister for Western NSW and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the new facility demonstrated the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting local police to make our communities safer.