Progress for $11.5 million redevelopment of Dalby Police Station
Published Tuesday, 04 January, 2022 at 02:19 PM
Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
The Honourable Mark Ryan
Minister for Police Mark Ryan joined Superintendent Garrath Channells and Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers today to reveal the key features of the major redevelopment of the Dalby Police Station.
With a budget of $11.5 million allocated from the Palaszczuk Government’s $300 million five year police infrastructure pipeline, detailed planning work is well underway for the redevelopment of the Dalby Police Station.
Minister Ryan said the station redevelopment would not only improve facilities for police in the region, but also for the community.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to delivering an exceptional level of policing in regional communities,” Minister Ryan said.
“Once complete, the multimillion-dollar redevelopment will provide a modern facility for police personnel which will strengthen police capability within the region.
“The new facilities will support what is the biggest investment in police personnel in thirty years, an investment that will deliver an extra 2025 police personnel across Queensland.
“Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll has already stated that this investment will see the deployment of an extra 150 police officers to each policing region across Queensland.
“With that level of investment in personnel, it’s important that we also invest in the infrastructure our world-class police service needs to keep the community safe.”
Superintendent Channells said the redevelopment would ensure an enhanced service from the Queensland Police Service to the South West District.
“Dalby Police Station will be completely refurbished with a new building to be constructed beside the current station and linked together,” Superintendent Channells said.
“These state-of-the-art refurbishments will include the development of a major incident room, training rooms and upgrades to the watch house.
“Additional space will also be developed in order to support current staffing needs, housing police personnel and frontline support staff.
“Key features of the redeveloped facility include accommodation for general duties, road policing, criminal investigation and child protection investigation units, intelligence, scenes of crime, prosecutions, district support functions and administration, as well as an extension to the watchhouse, staff amenities, conference and major incident rooms.
“This facility will deliver a contemporary, professional and healthy workplace for all members to work in.”
Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers said ensuring police have modern facilities is critical and something the QPU has advocated for.
“This is great news for police in Dalby and the South West District,” Mr Leavers said.
“I want to thank Minister Ryan for listening to our advocacy and giving his full support to this important project.”
The redevelopment is expected to support up to 38 fulltime jobs during construction.
The project is currently in the detailed design phase and is scheduled to commence the tender stage shortly, with construction commencing this financial year, weather permitting.
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