Member for Ripon Louise Staley has today inspected the progress of the new Ballarat West Police Station under construction near Lucas.
Ms Staley today joined Shadow Minister for Police, Crime Prevention and Community Safety Ed O’Donohue as they inspected the progress of the new $8.4 Million Police Station in Ballarat West, which was funded by the previous Liberal Government in Coalition.
Ballarat Based firm Nicholson Construction recently commenced construction on the new station last month and is set to be finished ahead of schedule in 2016.
Ms Staley said the development of this police station was crucial for the continued surge in the population at Lucas.
“Lucas and Ballarat West have become one of the fastest growing suburbs of the region; it is imperative that we get the infrastructure in place now to cater for this continued growth”. Ms Staley Said.
“Lucas continues to grow at an astronomical rate and these new residents will need the protection of having a local police station nearby”.
“The former Coalition Government showed tremendous foresight in fast tracking this development to help cater for the rapidly growing area of Ballarat West”.
Shadow Minister for Police, Crime Prevention and Community Safety Ed O’Donohue praised the local campaign put up my Ms Staley to get this project to where it is today.
“As a candidate Louise Staley relentlessly lobbied the former Government into making this investment for Lucas”. Mr O’Donohue said.
“The member for Ripon has a strong record in supporting projects that improve safety in the community”.