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Investing in Police infrastructure

12 November 2020

Mark Shelton MP

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

2020-21 Budget: Investing in Police infrastructure

The 2020-21 State Budget is set to create jobs, bolster confidence and invest in our community while continuing to keep Tasmanians safe through major infrastructure upgrades across our emergency services.

Funding of $12 million has been allocated to complete the large vessel replacement program that is providing enhanced search, rescue and law enforcement capabilities.

An additional $13.2 million is also included to continue upgrading police houses across Tasmania, ensuring homes are modern, functional and fit-for-purpose to support our police officers and their families living in regional areas.

Our plans to future-proof emergency services infrastructure in the Sorell area are continuing through a $11.5 million commitment to the emergency service hub.  This will deliver modern infrastructure that services the needs of the growing community for decades to come.

Other infrastructure investments included in the 2020-21 State Budget include;

  • $4.2 million to complete the Longford Police Station;
  • $4.5 million to complete the New Norfolk Police Station;
  • $7 million for the refurbishment of the Launceston Police Station to undertake works that will significantly improve the working environment for officers and staff;
  • $3.5 million for the State Operations Centre; and
  • $46 million for Project Unify to ensure Tasmania Police has the best possible ICT systems to better respond to and solve crime.

Tasmanians deserve to live safely and free from crime. We are committed to ensuring Tasmania Police has the infrastructure, equipment and modern technology it needs to make this happen.