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$22 million for new police station at Baldivis and new Mobile Command Centre

Posted on January 5, 2021
  • New $19 million police station announced for Baldivis
  • Boosting police response and services to the community
  • $3 million announced for new Mobile State Operations Command centre
  • Follows announcement of 800 new police officers, on top of 300 already being delivered  
  • Delivering on key police and community safety priorities

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will build a new police station at Baldivis to ensure the rapidly-growing community gets access to the police services they deserve.

The $19 million commitment will enable a police station to be built in Baldivis to service the growing population and give our hardworking police a modern, fit for purpose facility to work from.

Mark McGowan today also committed $3 million for a new Mobile State Operations Command

Centre which would provide critical support to Police or other emergency services agencies in the event of a major emergency.

The facility will be equipped with state of the art technology, capable of providing police with live drone and helicopter vision, real time mapping of officer’s locations, plus incident and search grids.

With a record investment in policing and community safety over the last four State Budgets, only WA Labor can be trusted when it comes to keeping Western Australians safe.

The McGowan Government is delivering the biggest single increase in police numbers in the State’s history, with recruiting of an extra 800 officers already underway, on top of the 300 already being delivered.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“Baldivis is a growing area and WA Labor is committed to keeping the local community safe.

“Only a re-elected WA Labor Government will build a new state of the art police station in Baldivis to boost the response capability of our hardworking police.

“The new Mobile State Operations Command Centre will assist police in responding to a major emergency, giving officers the best possible equipment to keep the community safe. 

“This builds on WA Labor’s track record of resourcing our Police Force with the equipment and facilities they need to do their job in maximum safety and deliver an efficient response to the community.”