Victorian Government announces $36.8m for regional police stations

vic police regional developmentPolice are the latest target of a spending blitz by the Victorian Government.

Almost $600 million will be spent in next week’s state budget on public safety, including $36.8 million on regional police stations.

New police stations will be built at Colac, Murtoa, Bright, Warburton, Mallacoota, Cowes and Corryong.

And $2.94 million worth of refurbishments will take place across stations at Bacchus Marsh, Bairnsdale, Benalla, Churchill, Cobden, Geelong, Lakes Entrance, Maffra, Moe, Mount Buller, Portland, Rosebud, Sorrento, Warragul and Warrnambool.

Almost $4 million will be spent replacing or upgrading police residences across Victoria.

Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, Ben Carroll, announced the regional funding in Colac this week.

“Community safety is paramount,” Mr Carroll said.

“The Government is delivering on a commitment to provide better resource for a modern police force,” Mr Carroll said.

The State Government will be spend $11.47 million building the new Colac police station, an announcement welcomed by Colac Otway Shire mayor Frank Buchanan. To read more click here.

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