Queensland Water Police To Receive New Boats

Queensland Water Police To Receive New Boats

Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan

Palaszczuk Government Invests In New Water Police Boats

Victor P Taffa

Palaszczuk Government is investing $5.4 Million in new Water Police boats to ensure the Queensland Police Service has the resources it needs to keep Queenslanders safe.

6 large vessels are being delivered across the state including a new 17 Metre boat for Water Police based at Mooloolaba.

A further eight 5.5 Metre vessels will be deployed in the far north’s Cape York region.

Redland Bay will receive 2 new vessels including a high speed 12 Metre barge that also has greater cargo capacity.

This will give Water Police the ability for faster deployment to the Bay islands.

7 new jet-skis will also be delivered to the Water Police fleet.

Minister for Police Mark Ryan said the investment will ensure Water Police operations across the state remain cutting edge.

“Queensland Police Service is recognised internationally for its adoption of the best technology available.” Minister Ryan said.

“Across the board the Palaszczuk Government is ensuring Police have up-to-date equipment.”

“I visited the Torres Strait recently and witnessed first hand how critical effective Water Police operations are to the communities on Horn Island and Thursday Island.” Minister Ryan said.

“New vessels we are delivering are either faster or have a greater range than the vessels they are replacing.”

“Palaszczuk Government will always ensure the Queensland Police Service has the resources it needs to get the job done.” Minister Ryan said.