Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray today announced the preferred site of the new Capel Police Station.
The site, bordered by Spurr Street and Prowse Road, is located in the Capel township.
The McGowan Government is delivering on its commitment to build a new police station at Capel to provide a much stronger police presence, and boost community safety in the town and its surrounds.
$8 million has been allocated in the State Budget and design of the station has commenced.
Residents and business owners in Capel are being encouraged to attend a community consultation meeting to be held later this month at the Capel Community Centre.
WA Police Force representatives will be on hand to provide further information on the station design, local opportunities and benefits to the community and operational policing.
The anticipated completion date for the police station is mid-2020.
As noted by Police Minister Michelle Roberts:
“This is a significant milestone which delivers on our commitment to build a new police station in Capel.
“Under the Barnett-Harvey Government, policing in regional communities was neglected.
“This Government is not just talking about the importance of regional policing, we’re taking action.
“We have set aside money in the budget, we’ve identified the land and the architects are at work.
“This is a credit to the hardworking Member for Collie-Preston who is a passionate advocate for his community.
“I very much look forward to standing alongside him at the opening of this police station next year.”
As noted by Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray:
“The Capel Police Station will provide the missing link for the South-West and perfectly complement the surrounding shires.
“For many years, the people of Capel have been without a police presence so I am pleased that this project will make our regional communities safer.
“It is pleasing to be able to honour our election commitment.”