Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today unveiled designs for a new state-of-the-art Police Station in Taree to service the Manning Valley.

Located in the heart of Taree, the new multi-million dollar station will enable officers to meet the policing needs of the local community for years to come.

Mr Bromhead said “As a former police officer, community safety is a top priority for me and the NSW Government. I am proud to support frontline officers with the best resources to do their jobs and serve the community.”

“Ushering in a new era of policing for the Manning, the station will be kitted with the latest technologies and resources to bolster police capabilities.

“Once built, the new station will be accessible and inviting to the community, ensuring victims and witnesses of crime feel safe and comfortable when required to speak with police,” Mr Bromhead said.

The new look Taree Police Station, located at the site of the current station, will feature:

  • A Regional Police Charge Facility with van loading dock, charge dock, charge room facilities and interview room
  • Modern breath analysis and drug testing facility and equipment
  • CCTV and audio visual links (AVL)
  • Modern workspaces for taskforces, detectives and traffic and highway patrol
  • Secure parking for police vehicles.

“I met with representatives earlier this week from the NSW Police Association and discussed the internal layout which is currently being finalised to meet the specific needs of commands staff and officers,” Mr Bromhead said.

Minister for Police Troy Grant said this Government is committed to supporting our men and women in blue with the best facilities and resources possible so that they can keep NSW communities safe and secure.

Construction on the Taree Police station is due to commence later this year. It is anticipated the upgraded station will be complete and operational in late 2019.