Minister for Police Mark Ryan today joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll to meet with community members about the Cooroy replacement police facility.
Construction is scheduled to start in early 2023 with completion due in 2024.
Minster Ryan said the Palaszczuk Government had committed $4 million for the Cooroy Police facility to ensure the new replacement met the future operational requirements of the Queensland Police Service.
“I am pleased to be here today with members of the Cooroy community to consult on the design of this new facility to incorporate their local expectations.
“Our 2022-23 record police budget of more than $3 billion is ensuring the Government can provide the resources and facilities that our world-class police service deserves.’’
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the new station further emphasised the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the Sunshine Coast.
“Cooroy, like much of the Sunshine Coast, continues to grow and I am delighted that the new station will look to the future of our community’s needs,’’ Mr Skelton said.
Commissioner Carroll said the new facility would replace the current split-level station which was built 55 years ago.
“The existing station currently consists of five officers and one administration officer,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“I am thrilled that our Property and Facilities team and Cooroy officers are working together on the facility layout which currently includes an office for the officer in charge, a general duties day room, equipment store, holding cell and interview room.
“I am very proud of the work our officers do in this part of the state and am keen to hear what our community members require from police in the area.”