Work begins on new $1.85m police station at Bright

19 Jan 2018 Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) WORKS are finally under way for Brights new police station which is hoped to be operational by May. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria), on Monday visited the site which will soon be occupied by a new multi-million dollar state of the art facility. 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 State Government has allocated $1.85 million for the new station, which 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 water-based searches for missing persons and the rescue and recovery of people in remote bushland and mountain areas. 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.