Cockburn Police Station delayed until 2016/17
What they promised
In 2010 the Barnett Government had committed $27.7million over the forward estimates towards the construction of the Cockburn Police Hub and Western Suburbs Police hub- Ministerial Media Statement 20 May 2010
What they say now
2013-14 State Budget delayed the funding allocated and pushed the construction of the Cockburn Police Hub out to 2016/17-
07 Mar 2014 - Funding for the Cockburn Police Hub has been delayed as a result of the funding changes in the 2013-14 State Budget. .
Originally promised and funded in the 2010 State Budget and due to be completed by 2014, the promised Cockburn Police Hub has been pushed out to 2016-17. 2013-14 Budget Paper No.2 Volume 2 p 490
The Police Union has identified this is one of the top 2 stations in WA that need replacing.
WA Police Union president George Tilbury said Cockburn Central Police Station was second on the union’s list of stations that need replacing, behind Mundijong’s. “This (current) station was built in 1962, is not fit-for-purpose and as such, needs to be replaced as soon as possible,” he said. “We encourage the Government to assess its building infrastructure plan to ensure this station is upgraded as a matter of priority.”p3 Cockburn Gazette
During the State election campaign the local member for Jandakot Joe Francis wrote to local constituents indicating that the Barnett Government had commenced construction on the new Cockburn Central Police Station. Joe Francis Letter to constituents 21 November 2012
The Police Minister Liza Harvey has confirmed that no money has been spent on the station.CONSTRUCTION of the $20 million police station at Cockburn Central is expected to start in 2014 or 2015, two years behind schedule, according to Police Minister Liza Harvey. p3 Cockburn Gazette