FROM the moment in December when locals watched the first sections of the new Morisset police station being trucked to the site then lifted into position by crane, and assembled like a big Meccano set, they knew the building was special.
Justice and Police Minister Troy Grant confirmed that view at the official opening of the $3.6 million station on Wednesday.
Morisset now has the state’s first major modular-constructed police station. What’s also unusual is that officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command share the building with the Dog Unit, and Police Transport Command.
This is a unique police station in many regards.
“This is a unique police station in many regards,” Mr Grant said. “To have that co-operation across many units is appreciated.”
And what of the building itself? Senior police were enthusiastic in their praise for the station, describing the facility as “state of the art” and “spectacular”.
Morisset is the second of three new police stations in the Lake Macquarie LAC to be built at a combined cost of $29 million.
Belmont was opened on March 24, and Toronto will be opened early in 2017. The command would have “some of the best policing facilities in NSW,” Deputy Commissioner Frank Mennilli said.