Construction work on a new police station in New Norfolk has officially started as part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s commitment to keep Tasmanians safe.
The current station, which was built more than 50 years ago in 1968, is being demolished to make way for a $5 million contemporary, fit for purpose police station.
It is fantastic news that the growing Derwent Valley community will soon have a new police station with greater capacity to support the area’s policing services into the future.
Remote and country area policing is a vital part of the way Tasmania Police deliver policing, and this new station will ensure our officers have the facilities needed to undertake their work.
Tasmanian builders Hansen Yuncken were awarded the tender to construct the new station, with design works completed by Tasmanian based firm HBV Architects.
Importantly, the project has also provided a significant boost to the Derwent Valley economy and will create more than 40 construction jobs when the fit out work commences.
Police from the old station have moved into temporary premises in New Norfolk while the demolition and construction phases of the project take place, enabling the continuity of policing services in the Derwent Valley.