The state’s Central West has received a major infrastructure boost with a $7 million upgrade for Bathurst Police Station well underway.
NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole, was today joined by Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott for a site tour of the station.
Mr Toole said the Bathurst Police Station upgrade would mean a major boost for staff and the local community.
“The Bathurst Police Station operates as the major regional multi-purpose hub facility for the Chifley Police District, and modernisation and expansion of this station will ensure safe, efficient workspaces,” Mr Toole said.
“The design will facilitate improved community engagement through accessible, modern facilities, and is part of a 2019-election commitment to invest an additional $100 million for police property capital works.”
The alterations and additions to Bathurst Police Station include:
· upgrades to the custody area and charge room
· new fit out for general duties, administration area and detectives office
· upgrades to exhibits store to provide more storage capacity
· provision of access ramp, path and openings at the front of the police station
· internal alterations to reconfigure ground floor and first floor areas
· new van dock at western side of the building
· extension of rescue garage to the rear of the building
· new fencing along portion of eastern boundary, and
· external works to accommodate the construction works.
On-site works commenced in March 2021 with the new custody area completed and the upgrade of the administration area underway.
Mr Elliott said staff at the command were consulted as part of the design process.
“This is a $7m investment by the NSW Government in crime-fighting capabilities in the Central West,” he said.
The project is scheduled to be completed by 2023.