Simon Corbell has announced the end of construction and the start of fitout for the new Belconnen Police Station.
“This is a significant milestone for the project, which will provide the Belconnen community and ACT Policing with a state-of-the-art police station to best serve the Territory both now and well into the future,” Mr Corbell said.
“The 2800 square metre building will house more than 100 police officers and staff, and feature facilities such as a public access foyer and counter, five holding cells, incident rooms, welfare counselling, an area for victims of crime, a muster room and breath analysis area.
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“The ACT Government’s commitment of $23.5 million for design and construction will ensure high quality policing services for the community, as well as honouring our commitment to establish an energy efficient building for the future.”
In keeping with the ACT Government’s Draft Action Plan for building energy efficiency and waste recovery, a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives feature in the station including rainwater harvesting, solar hot water systems and chilled beam air conditioners; using less energy and creating a healthier and more sustainable working environment.
The new station’s on the corner of Benjamin Way and Market Street.