Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Katarina Carroll today announced that Aurukun Police Station would undergo modernisation and upgrade works.
A tender stage is currently underway for the work which is expected to begin in late 2021 and deliver enhancements to the existing station including the watchhouse and staff areas.
The investment in this important piece of community infrastructure is a key part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery from COVID-19.
Commissioner Carroll said the upgrades would deliver a boost to services by providing local police and the Aurukun community with enhanced and modernised policing facilities.
“This work will cover essential upgrades to Aurukun Station, giving officers and the community access to modern services.” Commissioner Carroll said.
“The upgrade to the station will ensure policing services are delivered now and into the future which will have a direct benefit to the community in Aurukun and surrounds.”
Minister Ryan said the proposed upgrades to the station would ensure a modern facility that would enhance the capabilities of local police who protect and serve the Aurukun community.
“Investment in our regional communities is so important to allow local police to maintain a high standard of service,” Minister Ryan said.
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui welcomed the announcement, stating that it demonstrated yet again the government’s commitment to regional Queenslanders.
“This is great news with confirmation of the budget allocation of $9.1 million.
“It mean works is expected to commence in late 2021, with completion expected in mid-2022.
“This investment shows that it doesn’t matter how remotely you live in Queensland, the government will back all communities with the resources they need.”