Police in Maleny are set to move into modern crime fighting facilities with the construction of a bigger and better $2 million police station nearing completion.
Inspecting works on the new station, Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said that Sunshine Coast builder BBN Constructions engaged 17 different trades during the station’s construction.
“This project is a big win for the Maleny community and a win for jobs,” Mr de Brenni said.
“Over 50 tradies have been involved in this project and it’s just another example of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the construction industry in Queensland.
“We’ve seen work for brickies, painters, electricians, plumbers and labourers, not to mention apprentices across a number of trades.
“The new station includes interview rooms, a holding cell, a dayroom and officers’ workstations, clerical support workstations, a reception area, public toilet, car parking spaces and sound acoustic fencing.
“Over the next few weeks, finishing touches will be undertaken paving the way for local police officers to make the move to their new station at Macademia Street which replaces the much older one on Maple Street.”
Minister for Police Mark Ryan said the new modern facilities in Maleny were part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to keep Queenslanders safe.
“This new enhanced facility will make it easier for local frontline officers to do their work serving us.
“Our government was elected to restore frontline services and this is yet another example of the Palaszczuk Government kicking goals for the Sunny Coast and the people of Queensland.”
Sunshine Coast-based BBN Constructions have previously constructed a range of community based facilities across the region.