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    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Contract awarded for new Caboolture Police Station

    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Contract awarded for new Caboolture Police Station

    Construction of the new Caboolture Police Station and District Headquarters is about to begin with the appointment of Badge Construction to build the $16.5 million state-of-the-art facility.

    Police Minister and Morayfield MP Mark Ryan said the police station will be built under the new Buy Queensland initiative, providing hundreds of employment opportunities for local businesses.

    “The police station and district headquarters will be built on a new site on King Street which the Palaszczuk Government bought specifically last year on behalf of the Queensland Police Service (QPS),” Mr Ryan said.

    “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 new complex will also give frontline police the ability to take advantage of new technology to support policing in the community and to 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 the Brisbane CBD,” Mr Ryan said.

    “It will include purpose built areas for the Criminal Investigation Branch and special investigative 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.”

    Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the Buy Queensland initiative, which came into effect for tenders from 1 September 2017, recognises the important role local businesses play in local communities, both economically and socially.

    “The whole reason we’ve created this policy is to strengthen the chances of local businesses winning jobs in their own community,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “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.”

    For further information on how to become registered for Queensland Government building and construction work, phone 3008 3392 or visit www.qld.gov.au/gov/building-services

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