Police Minister inspects new Tweed police station site
DEPUTY Premier and NSW Police Minister Troy Grant took time out from the Nationals’ conference to visit the construction site of the new Tweed Heads Police Station today.
Mr Grant said while construction was set back almost six months by the discovery of old asbestos rubble in the soil, things were back on track at the Wharf St site.
“This has been a project that the Tweed... has needed,” Mr Grant said.
“I’m very proud to be the minister that’s finally got it going.”
Mr Grant reaffirmed the asbestos contamination had been controlled and the site deemed safe before work had recommenced, with the new station due for completion about September next year.
He said Tweed MP Geoff Provest had been fighting hard for the new station, and trusted Tweed/Byron LAC Superintendent Wayne Starling, “one of the best superintendents in the state”, would make the most of the new, high-tech facility upon its completion.
Supt Starling said he was happy to see work back on track at the site.
“It’s a really good thing for Tweed Heads and it’s a really good thing for police,” Supt Starling said.
Mr Provest said it was “great” Mr Grant could take time to inspect the site.