A new police station in Pimpama is now officially underway, with the first sod turned on the project on Wednesday.
Police Minister Mark Ryan joined Commissioner Katarina Carrol and Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins at the site for the turning this afternoon.
The new $6 million facility is expected to be finished by the end of this year, and will eventually support 36 additional police officers for the Gold Coast region.
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Police Minister Mark Ryan says some of those officers will even be delivered for the coast before the station is ready.
“We’re going to deliver 10 in the third quarter of this year. They’ll be hosted at Coomera while the Pimpama is being built.
“Obviously they’ll be supplementing the resourcing at Coomera. Once Pimpama is built, those ten will transfer over here to Pimpama and joined by 26 other colleagues,” Minister Ryan said.
Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll says this will be a welcome addition for the northern Gold Coast community.
“The facility will have a public counter and foyer area, detainee holding cells, storage facilities, interview rooms and provide accommodation for operational staff.
“Importantly, it will provide general duty policing functions, and cater for Criminal Investigation Branch and Child Protection Investigation Unit detectives.
“The facility is necessary to meet the policing needs of the growing population in Pimpama and the surrounding region,” Commissioner Carroll said.