New Walgett Police Station officially opened
The new Walgett Police Station was officially opened, marking the start of a new beginning for policing in Western NSW.
The $16 million building was opened by the Governor of NSW, Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Ret’d), NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant and NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.
Mr Grant said he was thrilled to return to Walgett, where he served as a Sergeant of police for three years, for the opening.
“I know first-hand the old Walgett Station was out dated and in desperate need of redevelopment to better serve the community,” Mr Grant said.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working in the Castlereagh LAC and I know this region deserves this modern facility.
“The NSW Government is focused on ensuring regional NSW has the facilities it needs to thrive.”
Local Member Kevin Humphries said he was proud to see the NSW Government’s $16 million investment in the new station finalised.
“Today marks the start of a new era for our police who work tirelessly to serve our community,” Mr Humphries said.
“This state-of-the-art station is welcomed by the entire community and will ensure our police have the resources they need for generations to come.
“This major upgrade has been a long time coming and to have the station up and running to protect our community is fantastic,” Mr Humphries.