I am pleased to announce a new $1.5 million police station for the Helensburgh community, boosting the capacity of local officers.

Today I toured the existing Helensburgh Police Station with the Minister for Police Troy Grant and met with the new Wollongong Police District Commander Superintendent Chris Craner and station staff.

The NSW Government is committed to supporting the work of the NSW Police Force and its dedicated men and women in blue who protect our communities in every corner of the state.

This funding will enable a new police station to be built on the current site, providing local officers with a modern facility that will serve the community now and into the future.

Local police will be consulted about the design and layout of the new station to ensure it meets their operational requirements.

When it comes to giving hardworking police officers the resources they need to keep the community safe, the NSW Liberals & Nationals deliver.

The community has been calling for this investment and I’m proud to work alongside our
local officers to ensure they have the tools they need to do their job.

Once built, Helensburgh officers will have an updated and modern workplace and the best equipment to assist them fight crime and, most importantly, keep the community safe.

While touring the current station, Mr Grant officially welcomed Superintendent Craner to the role of Wollongong Police District Commander and commended him on his open and proactive approach with the local community.

Superintendent Craner will be hosting a community forum on Wednesday 8 August, giving residents the opportunity to come and speak openly and honestly with local officers.

I encourage residents and business owners to take this opportunity to attend the community forum, even if it’s simply to meet with local officers who serve their community.

More information on the community forum will be available in the coming weeks.