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Brand new police station for New Norfolk

Rene Hidding, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

10 January 2018
 
 
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will provide an around-the-clock permanent police presence in the New Norfolk area and build a brand new police station to house the extra police numbers.  
 
The current station was built in 1958 and does not have the space or required facilities to transition to a station with a police presence to adequately meet the community’s needs. 
 
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will rectify this by investing $5 million on the new station, ensuring it has the capacity, space and security requirements to respond to the community’s needs around-the-clock, seven days a week. 
 
Residents of the New Norfolk area have already noticed an increased police presence in recent months which is paying dividends, with a significant reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour in the New Norfolk area.
 
While this is great news, a new station is needed to provide a higher-level, permanent police presence and if re-elected we will deliver it. 
 
Importantly, the new station will only happen under a majority Hodgman Liberal Government.
 
Labor did not spend one dollar on the New Norfolk Police Station in the 16 years they were in Government and their record on policing speaks for itself- with over 100 police officers cut from the frontline. 
 
It has taken a majority Liberal Government to restore police numbers, and only we can be trusted to deliver improved safety for the New Norfolk community.