According to Police Minister and Morayfield MP Mark Ryan, the new facility is going to be built under the Buy Queensland initiative, which will provide hundreds of employment opportunities for local businesses.
Mr Ryan also said that the new police station is going to be located on King Street and that the site was bought by the State Government last year in behalf of the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
“This will enable the current station, also on King Street, to continue operations without disruption to the high-quality service our local police provide for our community.
“I am particularly pleased the construction will support local workers in construction, electrical, plumbing, security and landscaping, which is great news for Caboolture,” Mr Ryan said.
The Minister added that the new facility will provide frontline police access to new technology that will support policing in the community as well as deliver a modern police service.
“Construction is expected to take about 12 months and when completed the new police station will be one of the largest outside of Brisbane CBD.
“It will include purpose built areas for the Criminal Investigation Branch and special investigation teams, the Child Protection Investigation Unit, the Suspected Child Abuse Network (SCAN) officer, a Patrol inspector, a Detective Inspector, General Duties, Crime Prevention Unit and Intelligence,” Mr Ryan said.
According to Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni, the Buy Queensland initiative have recognised the economic and social importance of local businesses in local communities.
“The wholes reason we’ve created this policy is to strengthen the chances of local businesses winning jobs in their own community.
“It’s great to see a South East Queensland business win this contract to deliver a new police station and regional headquarters for the Caboolture region, and I expect we will see more contracts awarded to local businesses under the Buy Queensland initiative,” Mr de Brenni said.
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Source: Queensland Government