Police stations across our state will be a hive of construction as the Andrews Labor Government runs an unprecedented program to build modern, safer facilities for police in every corner of Victoria.

A new police station would be built at Wyndham to replace the outdated facility on the Princes Highway.

As part of a record $2 billion investment in police, the Labor Government will also replace stations in metropolitan stations in Altona North, Reservoir and South Melbourne.

These new facilities will be more accessible for the community, and safer for the Victoria Police personnel who work in them.

In addition the Andrews Labor Government, Victoria Police, and the Police Association have agreed on a new model for the allocation of police.

There are already 406 additional police that we funded in this year’s budget and who are being fastracked to hit the streets in the new year.

Today we are announcing a pipeline for the next four years that will see hundreds of police recruited and deployed across the state.

We have said the academy was going to be busy over the next year with over 1000 recruits. This will remain the case well into the future.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas:

“This is fantastic news from the community of Wyndham. Upgrading the Werribee Police Complex will give police a safer base as they fight crime in the local community.”

“We are funding thousands of additional frontline police for our growth areas to deal with on-going issues of family violence, ice and youth crime, as part of a $2 billion community safety package.”

“As local member, I care about the safety of my community. We have to turn the recent crime trends around. That’s why these additional frontline police, and a replacement police station for Wyndham, are so important.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy:

“This is great news for local police in Wyndham, with a brand new station to support a safer community.”

“The Andrews Labor Government continues to invest in our paramedics, nurses, teachers and police officers to ensure they have the resources they need to get the job done.”

“Right across Victoria –in our towns and suburbs –we are giving police the resources and facilities they need to fight crime.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller:

“The previous Liberal government did not fund any new police officers in

2013 and 2014, which meant there were less police to meet the demands of our growing suburbs.”

“This new allocation model will ensure the recruiting and deployment of police is consistent and meets the policing needs of our community.”

“The Andrews Labor Government has listened and will continue to listen to the concerns of the community and ensure police have the resources to do their job.”