City Welcomes Baldivis Police Station Announcement
Date06 January 2021
The City of Rockingham has welcomed WA Labor’s commitment to build a new police Station in Baldivis, should it be successful at the next State Government election in March 2021.
The State Government yesterday made the election pledge to build a new $19 million police station in Baldivis, which would be manned by 40 police officers.
Construction on the station would begin during the 2022/2023 financial year and the new facility would be operational by the end of 2023.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the new police station could be a welcome boost to one of fastest growing suburbs in the community.
“In recent years Baldivis has been one of the fastest growing areas in Western Australia and is now home to an estimated 38,000 people,” Mayor Sammels said.
“This growth is forecast to continue over the next decade and it’s vital a suburb of this size has the relevant infrastructure, amenities and services.
"Not only would a new police station in Baldivis play an important role in boosting community safety outcomes for the residents of Baldivis, it could also reduce the demand on Rockingham Police Station, allowing policing resources to be spread further across the wider community.
In recent years the issue of additional police resources in the City has been raised through the City Safe Advisory Committee. The City wrote to the Police Commissioner in November 2020 to advocate for an increase in police resources across the community, and we are pleased to see the State Government has pledged to further these resources should it be re-elected.
Image: The City has welcomed the State Government's commitment to build a new police station in Baldivis, should it win at the state election in March 2021. Picture: City of Rockingham.