Work begins on new $1.85m police station at Bright

17 Jan 2018 Myrtleford Times, Myrtleford VIC (General News) WORKS are finally under way for Brights new police station which is hoped to be operational before winter. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, on Monday, visited the site which will soon be occupied by a new multi-million dollar state of the art facility. The Labor Government has allocated $1.85 million for the station from its $36.8 million package to replace or refurbish regional and rural police stations and residences, so that police officers in country Victoria have safe and modern facilities. The new Bright station will provide officers with increased security and safety features, a reception area with public consultation room, interview rooms and custody processing areas, a multi-purpose meeting room and public car parking. It will also allow for officers to better coordinate land and waterbased searches for missing persons and the rescue and recovery of people in remote bushland and mountain areas. This investment in the new police station will allow police to better address crime and keep the community safe, Ms Symes said. The old Bright police station was in poor condition and unable to meet the demands of population growth in the region. The new station will provide a modern facility with upgraded security and the workspace required to meet the needs of local police. The new stations and refurbishments will guarantee police are working in 21st century facilities, to better support victims, hold perpetrators to account and assist officers in carrying out their critical work. Its hoped the new headquarters will be completed by May. Caption Text: BREAKING GROUND: Ground works have begun for the new Bright Police Station which will give local officers a modern and state of the art facility as seen in the artist impressions (inset) of what the completed building will look like. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.