Plans ready for Mur­toa sta­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Mem­ber for Lowan Emma Kealy ex­pects plans for a new po­lice sta­tion at Mur­toa to be re­leased for pub­lic view­ing and com­ment soon.

Ms Kealy said plans for the new sta­tion had been sub­mit­ted to the Yar­ri­ambi­ack Shire Coun­cil for plan­ning ap­proval.

“While it is fab­u­lous news that the Mur­toa Po­lice Sta­tion will be re­built, we need to be sure the new fa­cil­ity will meet both the needs of our lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers and the ex­pec­ta­tions of the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” she said.

Ms Kealy said the cur­rent sta­tion in­cluded de­mount­able build­ings with lim­ited space and on­go­ing sew­er­age is­sues, pre­sent­ing sig­nif­i­cant oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety risks.

“Our hard­work­ing po­lice of­fi­cers do an out­stand­ing job with ex­tremely lim­ited re­sources and are do­ing their ut­most to pro­tect our peo­ple, up­hold the law and en­sure our com­mu­ni­ties are safe,” she said.

“It is es­sen­tial these of­fi­cers are pro­vided with suit­able premises to sup­port our po­lice to do the best job they pos­si­bly can.

“At the same time there are com­mu­nity ex­pec­ta­tions that need to be con­sid­ered, such as ac­cess and build­ing aes­thet­ics.

“Re­leas­ing the plans for pub­lic view­ing and com­ment will en­sure that ev­ery­one’s needs are con­sid­ered and the best out­come is achieved for both our lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

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