Major refurbishment work is now underway at the Rockley and Trunkey Creek police stations which will allow for an officer to be stationed at both locations.
The works on both stations and residences include remediating and removing asbestos and lead paint from the heritage-listed sites, and assessments and repairs to the external structures.
Once completed, a full-time Constable will be stationed at Rockley and Trunkey Creek.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Police and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the upgrades will support the future needs of policing resources for the entire region.
“We want every community to feel safe, no matter how big or small,” Mr Toole said.
“The upgraded stations will provide open shopfronts to the local communities of Rockley and Trunkey Creek, as well as accommodation for the two Constables who will be posted to these locations permanently.
“The upgrades to these two police stations forms part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s promise to bring regional policing to the forefront of our priorities.
Chifley Police District Commander, Superintendent Bob Noble, said the remediation and upgrade works will allow the local communities to have a police shopfront in the town centres, which have recently been serviced by officers in nearby Oberon.
“To date, the Rockley and Trunkey Creek areas have been successfully serviced by operational officers based in Oberon, seven days per week as local needs arise,” Supt Noble said.
“However, the upgrades to the two police stations in these areas will assist us in better distributing police resources to address local development, population growth, and the needs of the local communities, and help continue to drive down crime.”
The program of works for both locations is due to be completed by mid-2023.