Zak Kirkup and the WA Liberals will commit $15 million to build a new police station in Kalamunda and resource it with guaranteed local patrols to reduce rising crime in the electorate.
“Investment in a new police station in Kalamunda is the best way to reduce crime in the Hills area and keep the public safe,” Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup said.
“This $15 million commitment will enable our hard-working police officers to undertake more patrols in Kalamunda and improve response times, which will allow local residents to feel safer and more secure in their community.
“I would like to acknowledge the tireless work of our Liberal candidate for Kalamunda, Liam Staltari, who has lobbied strongly for this new police station on behalf of his community.
“More than 2000 local residents have signed Liam’s community petition calling for a new police station – clear proof of local concerns about crime.
“The Liberals want a safer and smarter today for a brighter and better tomorrow for all West Australians.”
Mr Kirkup said the $15 million police station would also provide an economic boost to the Hills.
“This will not only help keep the residents of the Kalamunda electorate safe, but the construction of the police station will create more local jobs,” Mr Kirkup said.
“This is part of the Liberals’ exciting blueprint for strong economic growth in Western Australia by delivering 200,000 new jobs over the next five years.”
Mr Staltari welcomed the $15 million commitment to the new police station and more local police.
“When I was endorsed as the Liberal candidate for Kalamunda in February, the very first call I received was from a long-time local resident who was concerned about rising crime,” Mr Staltari said.
“Over the past few months thousands of locals have joined our fight for this new police station.
“They signed my petition, spread the word with family and neighbours and have now come out in force at our community rally to send a clear message to the Labor Government.”