The Tasmanian Government has committed to investing in police infrastructure to help keep their communities and streets safe.
Felix Ellis, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management says as a result of the investment, Tasmania is currently at its highest ever establishment of police officers.
“Further, we are investing in police infrastructure to ensure the stations and homes of officers are pleasant places to be, as well as highly functional and fit for purpose,” says Tasmanian Minister Ellis.
“Investing in infrastructure not only increases the appeal of working for Tasmania Police with new stations and homes, but it also supports our local economy.”
Part of the investment includes the development of a $3.6 million southern Special Operations Group site by local business Vos Construction and Joinery. The site is expected to be completed in the coming months.
ARTAS Architects and local construction company Fairbrother Construction are delivering a $12 million Sorell Emergency Services Hub, expected to open in early 2023.
An additional $7 million has also been invested into the refurbishment of the Launceston Police Station, which has already been partially completed by local firm Premium Constructions.
“Since 2014, we have added an extra 35 police officers to the Launceston Police Station, with four more being allocated this year,” says Minister Ellis.
“The Tasmanian Government is delivering on our plan to strengthen our economy, which means we can continue to invest more in essential services like our police force, housing, health and education.”