Police Station re-design on track

Minister for Police and Corrective Services Mark Ryan and Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll in Warwick last Wesnesday with local police officers.

The refurbishment and upgrade of the Warwick Police Station is entering the final design stage, as announced last Wednesday.

Minister for Police and Corrective Services Mark Ryan said as the final stages are completed, the necessary approvals would be sought to enable final designs to be put to tender.

“Upon completion of the tender evaluation, construction works are expected to commence by early 2023 with completion expected during 2024, weather permitting,’’ Minister Ryan said.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll, who was also in Warwick alongside Minister Ryan, said the existing police station was functionally integrated with the courthouse.

“The police watchhouse and police prosecutors are located adjacent to the courthouse,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“The Queensland Police Service has been progressing the feasibility and design stages for the refurbishment and upgrade of the station to fully utilise the current site.”

She said that there has been a strong history of law enforcement working out of the Warwick Station.

“I am sure that the current personnel will appreciate this historic building is being brought up to date to support the important role that they play in this local community,” Commissioner Carroll said.