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$300 million police infrastructure pipeline means jobs

October 22, 2020

$300 million police infrastructure pipeline means jobs

On top of the 2,025 extra police personnel over five years, the Palaszczuk Government’s $300 million police infrastructure pipeline will deliver new and improved police facilities, and 900 jobs across Queensland.

Member for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd, said a new police facility would be built at Dayboro.

“Not only are we building new and upgraded police facilities here in Pine Rivers, we’re supporting jobs for local workers at a time when jobs and job security are more important than ever,” Ms Boyd said.

“These new projects in the police infrastructure pipeline are an investment in the people who live and work in and around Pine Rivers. They are an investment in their future.”

Ms Boyd said the new infrastructure projects follow an historic investment in policing in the Pine Rivers electorate and across the state.

The Palaszczuk Government has also announced 150 additional police would be deployed to the North Brisbane Police District, which includes Pine Rivers, over the next five years.

“It’s the biggest investment in police numbers in Queensland in more than 30 years,” Ms Boyd said.

Ms Boyd also welcomed the announcement of a mobile police beat van for the Pine Rivers area.

“These mobile police beat vans will take police into the heart of our local communities, which means people will see more police more often.

“From these mobile police beats police will be able to take crime reports, victims’ statements, conduct field interviews and above all, boost safety with a more visible police presence,” Ms Boyd said.

Ms Boyd said all this would be at risk under the LNP.

“Unlike the LNP, these police commitments are fully funded.

“The LNP has racked up more than $24 billion in unfunded election commitments and that means cuts to policing will be back on the agenda under the LNP. How else will they fund their commitments?

“Queenslanders saw the economic and human carnage of the cuts and mass sackings under the previous LNP state government.

“They’ve cut before, they’ll cut again. It’s the only way they can fund their election commitments. 

“The LNP can’t be trusted when it comes to properly resourcing the police service,” Ms Boyd said.