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18th July 2022

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined Police Minster Mark Ryan and Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll today for the official opening of the Nambour Police Station.

The new facility will house the Nambour Police Station as well as the Highway Patrol Group, Sunshine Coast Forensic Crash Unit, Sunshine Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch, Sunshine Coast District Child Protection Investigation Unit and the Sunshine Coast District Intelligence Unit.

The Nambour Police Station will be staffed with 30 sworn police officers and resourced with six marked police vehicles, two unmarked crime services vehicles and two forensic crash vehicles with drone capability.

Premier Palaszczuk said the opening of the new station demonstrated the continued commitment of the Queensland Government and the Queensland Police Service to keeping policing facilities at the highest standard.

“The Nambour community can rest assured that they have access to a fantastic policing resource right here on their doorstep,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“The Queensland Government’s record 2022-23 Budget reflected our commitment to all Queenslanders and included a

“I would like to thank all of those involved in this project and especially the officers in this district who work tirelessly to keep their community safe.”

Minister for Police Mark Ryan said the new Nambour Station met a 2021-22 Budget commitment by the Palaszczuk Government of $12.4 million to either build or upgrade a number of facilities.

“We then added further to that commitment in the record 2022-23 police budget of $3 billion-plus 22-23 budget, which included more than 20 upgrades or new builds across the state,’’ the Minister said.

“Our state has a world-class police force that is backed by this Government providing them with the best facilities and resources to ensure Queenslanders can enjoy the lifestyle we have come to expect.’’

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said Nambour was a growing community playing a key role in the residential, tourism and business sectors of the Sunshine Coast.

“We are fortunate to live in one of the best places in Australia and I have been a fierce advocate for a new police facility for this community.

“I am proud to say that the Palaszczuk Government is one that responds to the needs of regional Queenslanders.’’

Commissioner Carroll said the opening of this new station was not only a demonstration of the QPS’ commitment to the Sunshine Coast community, but also those who visit the area and the wider state.

“The Sunshine Coast is well known for being a beautiful place to live and work, so it is no surprise that the region has seen growth in residents and tourists flocking to the area,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“This new station has been built fit for purpose and will deliver professional policing services to meet the complex demands of a dynamic, diverse and thriving community.”

Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers said for police to perform at their best it was crucial to have modern facilities and equipment.

“The Sunshine Coast is one of our busiest regions and the new, up-to-date facilities at Nambour will play a key role in ensuring the safety of residents, businesses and visitors,’’ Mr Leavers said.

“The investment from the Government is welcome support for our dedicated officers.’’

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