New $8.1 million Mt Magnet police station

Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney believes the new state-of-the-art $8.1 million Mount Magnet police station will provide officers with the equipment and facilities to carry out their jobs more effectively for the betterment of the community.

The new station was opened yesterday by Police Minister Liza Harvey and Police Commissioner Dr Karl O’Callaghan.

Speaking from Mt Magnet Mr Blayney said the new station incorporates all the operational facilities necessary to meet the needs of a contemporary policing environment.

“The new station provides police officers with the opportunity to deliver a better standard of service to everyone who lives in Mount Magnet and the improved working conditions will also impact positively on community members who work there,” Mr Blayney said.

The station replaces the former police station which was built in 1971 and had developed structural problems.

Mr Blayney said significant consultation with local indigenous groups in the design process ensured local artwork was incorporated into the new building.

He said the metal artwork was crafted by WA artist Anne Neil and funded by the State Government’s Percent for Art Scheme.