• Hannah Phillips

Work Starts On New Colac Police Station

Colac's new Police Station is now under construction, next to the Colac Magistrates’ Court on Queen Street.

Police recently appointed Commercial Industrial Construction Group to build Colac’s new police hub, with construction due to be completed late next year.

The new building will replace the outdated police station on the corner of Queen and Dennis streets, which has served the local community since the 1930s.

It will give the hardworking officers in the region a modern facility to support the local community.

The purpose-built station will also be a base for a number of specialist police teams including the Criminal Investigation Unit, the Highway Patrol and the Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Minister for Police Lisa Neville said: “Our police officers in Colac provide around-the-clock service to the local community and deserve to work out of a modern and purpose-built facility.”

The State Government has contributed more than $11 million to rebuild the station, as part of its $36.8 million package to replace or refurbish regional and rural police stations and residences.

The funding package also includes:

  • new police stations at Bright, Murtoa, Warburton, Mallacoota, Corryong and Cowes

  • $2.9 million to refurbish 15 police stations

  • $3.9 million to replace and refurbish 10 police residences across Victoria.

Under extra funding, a further six regional police stations – at Wedderburn, Warracknabeal, Rutherglen, Alexandra, Wycheproof and Tangambalanga – will also be rebuilt or replaced in the coming years.

Image Source - Colac Herald