Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams has welcomed the start of works to upgrade Laurieton Police Station.

“Our local police do an incredible job keeping our community safe and deserve first-class facilities,” Mrs Williams said.

“The upgrade of Laurieton Police Station is being delivered as part of the Regional Small Police Station Program. The Regional Small Police Station program is funded through the $118 million 2018/19 budget announcement for police property capital works and will deliver sustainable, modern premises that enable police service delivery and operational efficiency to the local community.

“The Police Station will be closed to the public during the works, with operations temporarily relocated to Kew. It is forecast that works will be completed mid-2020.

“It’s exciting to see this project underway and delivers another election commitment by the NSW Nationals in Government.”