Beaudesert Police to be stationed at Oakland Way

POLICE: Chief Superintendent Ben Marcus and Police Minister Mark Ryan at Beaudesert Police Station in August last year. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
POLICE: Chief Superintendent Ben Marcus and Police Minister Mark Ryan at Beaudesert Police Station in August last year. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

Oakland Way will house Beaudesert's police, during construction of the new $7 million Beaudesert Police facility on Anna Street.

Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause said he had been fighting to get the new station built since 2014.

"It is good to hear that the government has found a temporary home for Beaudesert's police ahead of construction of the new station," he said.

"This has been an excruciatingly long and painful process, considering it has been in the budget since 2017."

Police Minister Mark Ryan said the existing station would be demolished to make way for the state-of-the-art facility.

"Queensland's police are a world class operation, and officers in Beaudesert will need a quality temporary facility while construction is underway," he said.

"Now that the Oakland Way location has been chosen, works to establish the temporary facility can begin.

"We're one step closer to getting the new Beaudesert Police Station off the ground."

Mr Ryan said the new facility would be a win for the Beaudesert area.

"Beaudesert is a growing community and its residents have access to the best quality frontline services," he said.

"These hardworking local police deliver quality services to their community and we're backing those police with the infrastructure and resources they need.

"The Palaszczuk government is committed to delivering better infrastructure and better services for our community."

Mr Krause said the project had been put on the agenda before, only to be taken off.

"I don't want that to happen again," he said.

"I have asked the Police Minister twice in the last few months for a firm start date and still heard nothing.

"When construction actually begins is when we'll know it's going to be built."

Mr Ryan said the tender stage for the new facility was scheduled for mid-2020.