Bicheno Police To Receive Improved Facilities

Bicheno Police To Receive Improved Facilities

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton

Upgraded Housing For Bicheno Police

Victor P Taffa

Police housing at Bicheno has received a $327,000 makeover as part of a project to significantly improve housing for Police officers in remote and country towns in Tasmania.

It follows the $750,000 renovation of three properties in the East Coast towns of Swansea, Orford and Triabunna late last year, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton said.

Hodgman Government understands that providing quality housing in remote areas encourages Police officers to apply for remote postings and become part of the communities they serve.

“Renovations were made possible through our $7 Million ongoing commitment to improve the standard of Police accommodation across Tasmania.” Minister Shelton said.

Police residence at Bicheno was constructed in the 1970’s with many original fittings still in place.

These renovations have completely updated the kitchen, bathrooms, electrical and plumbing and increased insulation throughout the house.

Tasmanian construction company MPH Builders Pty Ltd was awarded the contract for the Bicheno police housing renovation.

Tasmanians deserve to live in safety and free from the impact of crime. The Hodgman Government proudly supports and will continue to invest in our first-class Police service as we deliver our plan to make Tasmania the safest state in the nation.