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18th July 2022

Minister for Police Mark Ryan today joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll to meet with community members about the Cooroy replacement police facility.

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2023 with completion due of 2024.

Minster Ryan said the Palaszczuk Government had committed $4 million for the facility to ensure the new replacement met the future operational requirements of the Queensland Police Service.

“The proposed replacement facility will provide accommodation for up to 12 officers and administration staff.

“I am pleased to be here today with members of the Cooroy community to ensure this new facility meets their policing needs.

“Our 2022-23 record police budget of more than $3 billion is ensuring the Government can provide the resources and facilities that our world-class police force deserves.’’

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the new station further emphasized the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the Sunshine Coast.

“Cooroy, like much of the Sunshine Coast, continues to grow and I am delighted that the new station, with staff numbers more than doubling, considers our future needs,’’ Mr Skelton said.

Commissioner Carroll said the new facility would replace the current split-level station which was built 55 years ago.

“The existing station currently consists of five officers and one administration officer,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“I am thrilled that our Property and Facilities team and Cooroy officers are working together to accommodate a new facility which will allow 12 officers and administration staff and will include an officer in charge, general duties day room, equipment store, holding cell and interview room.

“I am very proud of the work our officers do in this part of the state and am keen to hear what our community members require from police in the area.”

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