Mernda’s new crime-fighting hub is a step closer to completion after the Andrews Labor Government announced the appointment of a design and construction contractor.
Visiting the station’s future home today, Minister for Police Lisa Neville said ADCO Constructions (Vic) Pty Ltd had been appointed to build the station following a competitive tender process.
The new $15 million station, on the corner of Bridge Inn Road and Pimpinella Pass, will service Melbourne’s booming northern suburbs, with room to expand in the future if needed.
The station will house uniformed officers, family violence response staff and a criminal investigation unit, along with other police units and administrative staff. It’s due to be operational in the second half of 2017.
Today’s announcement is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing work to give police the resources they need, with a $596 million Public Safety Package delivered in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to keep the community safe.
The Government is funding more than 400 extra sworn police, including more anti-gang taskforce officers, new mobile technology and specialist police vehicles and equipment.
The Budget also delivers nearly $37 million to replace or refurbish 22 regional and rural police stations and 10 police residences to support police officers in country Victoria.
Construction will commence after planning has been approved.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Police Lisa Neville
“We are now another step closer to delivering a state-of-the-art crime-fighting hub that local police and the people of Mernda need.”
“Construction of the new Mernda Police Station is on track – part of our work to give police the people, facilities, technology and powers to get their job done and protect Victorian communities.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“This new station will be an exciting addition to Melbourne’s north and I can’t wait to see construction commence in the coming months.”
“It will provide an excellent base for local police as they tackle the community safety issues that impact upon the local community, including family violence and property theft.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020