$11.75m hastens station refit

Next stage: Liverpool police in front of the old Liverpool police station which is being upgraded by the state government. Picture: Anna Warr

Next stage: Liverpool police in front of the old Liverpool police station which is being upgraded by the state government. Picture: Anna Warr

LIVERPOOL'S thin blue line has received funding to modernise its headquarters.

The Liverpool police station has been undergoing an upgrade for the past 18 months and received an extra $11.75 million for the project in the recent state government budget.

Inspector Dean Johnstone said the funding was the latest investment in the ongoing project.

"The government has been committing funding for this upgrade in the past few budgets," Inspector Johnstone said.

"We've been in our temporary building on Moore Street for almost two years now and it's very comfortable.

"But it is temporary, so we're looking forward to the upgrade being completed."

The $22.9 million new station is due to be completed in late 2016.

"The old station was a little out of date, so this upgrade will give it a more modern feel.

"It will have more major investigation rooms and modern facilities and provide better working conditions for the officers."

Menai MP Melanie Gibbons said the police play an important role and the government was happy to give back to them.

"The police station will link with the new Liverpool courthouse, which was opened last year and this will create a cohesive precinct," Ms Gibbons said.

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