26 November 2020
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Remote area and country policing is a vital part of the way we deliver policing in our state and critical to the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to keeping Tasmanians safe.
That’s why through the 2020-21 State Budget we are continuing to invest in infrastructure projects to protect our communities such as a $5 million commitment to build a new police station in New Norfolk.
I am delighted to announce today that the Hansen Yuncken Tasmania team has been awarded the contract to construct the new station, following design work by HBV Architects.
Preliminary demolition works will commence on the old station in the coming weeks, with construction expected to commence early next year on this exciting project.
Police personnel have been moved into temporary premises in New Norfolk, enabling policing for the community to continue during the demolition and construction of the project.
The project is an important major infrastructure project for the Derwent Valley community, as it supports jobs and will boost the local economy as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19.