31 August 2016
Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said the State Government purchased two adjacent blocks of land in the heart of Armadale for $4.9 million.
"This Government is committed to ensuring the south-eastern suburbs community is kept safe and police in the area have the resources they need to help combat crime and antisocial behaviour," Ms Harvey said.
Attorney General Michael Mischin said the Armadale justice complex would include a new police station and courthouse.
"While the land purchase has been underway, the Government has also committed $1.8 million for the planning of the Armadale justice complex building in the 2016-17 State Budget," Mr Mischin said.
"The Armadale justice complex will have state-of-the-art facilities and update the current courthouse and police station."
The Armadale justice complex site is bound by Third Road and Thomas Street, behind Armadale Shopping City.
"This is a further example of the Liberal National Government renovating Western Australia. In the last four years, $116 million has been allocated to build new and refurbished police stations across the State," the Deputy Premier said.
Ms Harvey said the Government was also committed to getting more police back onto frontline duties and away from desk work and administrative tasks.
"Since 2014, we have added 104 more uniformed officers into the Armadale sub-district. Labor is committed to removing officers from the frontline and putting them on administration and desk duties," she said.
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