Some good news for residents on the northern Gold Coast, with the revelation construction of the new Pimpama police facility will be fast-tracked.
The new cop shop had originally been slated for completion by 2022, but will instead be finished by November next year.
Police Minister Mark Ryan and Deputy Commissioner Doug Smith made the announcement from Pimpama on the Gold Coast this morning.
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“I am very pleased we have been able to bring this major project forward,” Minister Ryan said.
“It will put more people to work more quickly in the construction of what will be a state-of-the-art police facility.”
Deputy Commissioner Smith said the $6 million project will be a welcome relief for residents in the fast-growing northern Gold Coast area.
“It is gratifying to be able to bring forward significant infrastructure like the police complex at Pimpama,” he said.
“It reflects the growing population in Pimpama and the surrounding region.
“This facility will provide for an increase in service delivery and support our overriding objective of keeping the community safe.”
🚨BREAKING: PIMPAMA POLICE FACILITY FAST TRACKED🚨
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The new police facility comes following the completion of the major new policing hub at Arundel.
“We have delivered more police to the Gold Coast and there are more coming,” Minister Ryan said.
“The result is that there are more than 1,000 police officers permanently based on the Gold Coast”.
A tender process for construction of the new Pimpama police facility is expected to begin soon.