New Tweed Heads Police Station Officially Opened
Minister for Police Troy Grant was today joined by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller to officially open the new state-of-the-art Tweed Heads police station.
The $25.2 million Tweed Heads facility officially went live in early August, after 18 months of construction.
Mr Grant said he was delighted to see the new station up and running, which will modernise policing capabilities in the Tweed.
“I am extremely proud of this Government’s record of providing our frontline officers with the resources and equipment they need to keep their communities safe,” Mr Grant said.
“With a more spacious working environment for officers, and the latest crime-fighting tools and equipment, this is now one of our most advanced policing facilities in NSW.
“Officers within the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command serve more than 130 identified settlements in what is a very diverse region, covering small rural communities, larger, higher density areas, and everything in between.
“I commend the Member for Tweed Geoff Provest, and those in the NSW Police Force who have contributed to the success of this project through their collaboration and consultation with the local council and community.”
Commissioner Fuller said the new station will benefit both police and the community as the Force moves towards a more flexible structure.
“We are creating a fluid police force that will consistently change to meet the needs of the community in the prevention, reduction and disruption of crime into the future,” Commissioner Fuller said.
“The opening of this state-of-the-art police station will ensure officers have the resources they need to continue protecting the community.”
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the new station will ensure the region gets a high-quality, targeted service for generations to come.
“The old station was outdated, and no longer met the needs of our quickly expanding community,” Mr Provest said.
“Our local men and women in blue deserve to work in an environment that will enhance their capability, and this facility will do exactly that.
“BOCSAR figures continue to show crime rates are stable or declining in the Tweed-Byron LAC. This new station is a real vote of confidence in the remarkable work of our local police officers, who work tirelessly to combat crime in our region.”