Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan
New Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, and Logan MP Linus Power, joined Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins today at Logan Village Police Beat to officially announce the establishment of the new Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station.
Existing Logan Village Beat will be upgraded and refurbished to facilitate the construction of this new station, which is expected to be complete by July 31 this year.
Due to recent infrastructure development and the subsequent population growth of Logan Village, Yarrabilba and surrounding areas, this upgrade was deemed necessary to service the needs of these suburbs and was a government election commitment.
Minister Mark Ryan said the new station is a great development for the future of the area and represents the expansion of the community in the Logan Village and Yarrabilba suburbs.
“A new station will mean Police will have new ways of meeting community needs as this already established community continues to evolve and grow with the development in the area.” Minister Ryan said.
Logan MP Linus Power said the new Police facility was a fitting development for a rapidly growing community.
“It’s an exciting change and a great opportunity for local Police to continue serving the people of their division, here in Logan.” Mr. Power said.
A new Policing division will also be established to take over parts of the Crestmead and Jimboomba divisions to provide more efficient delivery of Policing services for the growing community.
In line with the new financial year, the Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Division will be effective as of July 1, 2019.
Due to the current divisional break up, the Logan Village Beat officers will continue working out of Jimboomba Police Station while the construction of the new station is underway.
New station works are set to commence in 3 weeks and are expected to last for 12-week period.
Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said this was an exciting announcement for the region, and an opportunity to demonstrate the local Police’s adaptability as they grow to meet community needs.
“Recent development of this area has shown the need for more community support and an increase in Police numbers to mirror the population growth in this expanding community.” Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said.
“Logan Village Beat will be upgraded and repurposed for bigger and better things.”
“It’s great to be able to adapt to reflect the changes within the division and this new station will give the officers the capacity to incorporate more relevant suburbs into their patrols whilst also being more accessible to the most populated area.” Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said.