Groundwork is underway at the new Ripley Police Station on 671 Ripley Rd, Ripley, setting the stage for development to start on the newest police facility in Ipswich.
The $25 million facility will replace the old Yamanto Police Station which is no longer adequate to serve a growing population in Ipswich and Ripley.
The new Ripley Police Station is made possible by the Palaszczuk Government’s delivery of a record $3.281 billion funding commitment in this year’s budget to help boost Queensland’s police services.
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said she was thrilled to witness the ongoing development of infrastructure in Ipswich, in anticipation of the projected population surge to 535,000 by 2046.
"Ipswich is growing, and the imperative is to construct the necessary infrastructure today, not wait for five years down the road," Ms Howard said.
"This is why the Palaszczuk Government has committed over $180 million to transform the Ripley area by delivering the state-of-the-art Ripley Central State School, which welcomed students at the start of this year.
"We've also proudly unveiled the new satellite hospital just a few weeks ago, with the construction of the Ripley Ambulance Station now in progress."
“The Ripley Police Station is just another on a long line of successful infrastructure commitments in the Ipswich area”.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the investment was a huge boost for Ipswich.
“This new state-of-the-art police facility and the frontline officers that come with it will help serve our booming Ipswich community," Mr McCallum said.
"This investment comes in addition to the $101.5 million to bolster police resources and intervention programs, including our new Ipswich Youth Co-Responder Team, which has already made a huge difference supporting at risk young people.
“The new Ripley police facility means more jobs, better services and increased safety for our local community.”