10 Jul 2018
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Construction of the $30million Palmerston Police Station is underway and supporting close to 200 local jobs for Territorians.
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison, today visited the construction site on the corner of Temple Terrance and Farrar Boulevard.
“This government is tackling crime and providing our police with the best resources possible to do the tough job they have,” Ms Manison said.
“We have fast tracked our election commitment to build a new police station for Palmerston - and construction is already underway.
“The new police station will feature a 24-hour front counter and watch house, meaning officers will no longer have to drive to the CBD to process offenders - resulting in more police on the beat around Palmerston.
“It will also feature an Emergency Operation Centre that will act as a hub for emergency responders during critical incidents – including cyclones, floods and bushfires.”
Member for Drysdale Eva Lawler said the new Police Station will also feature a multipurpose Community Hall.
“This station will provide Palmerston and rural residents with a modern policing facility that will accommodate the region’s needs for effective contemporary policing for decades to come,” Ms Lawler said.
“The Community Hall will allow for greater interaction between the public and the policing community.”
The project is expected to be complete by mid-2019.
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