In a further step towards a new Police Station for Moama, Murray River Council are doing their bit to help make way for updated police facilities.
C4EM CEO, Nina O’Brien congratulated elected members and staff of Murray River Council in taking action to move the project forward stating “Real progress is achieved when state and local government work in genuine partnership with local stakeholders for the broader benefit of the local community. “
In a release late last month council stated “At its council meeting on Tuesday, Council resolved to commence the process of converting the portion of land between the Rural Fire Service shed and Francis Street intersection in Moama from community land to operational land.
The space is currently designated as Lawry Park, on the Cobb Highway.
This would subsequently pave the way for Council to donate the portion of land to the NSW State Government for the purpose of construction of the replacement Police Station at Moama.
Murray River Council Mayor Cr Chris Bilkey said this process would then help accelerate the building and provision of adequate police facilities in Moama.
“Since September 2018, correspondence has been sent to the Minister for Police advising of the potential site and seeking priority for the construction of a new Police Station.”
“Provision of land at a minimal cost or no cost to the State to help advance the construction of the new Moama Police Station is a sound way of helping facilitate the project.”
“The Lawry Park site is ideal in that it has a very high profile to passing traffic and is near the new centre of the growing community of Moama,” he said.
Council has now been requested to provide additional details of the site proposed for the Police Station, which has prompted the action to proceed with the reclassification.
As this land is currently designated as community land there is a requirement that it be subdivided and converted to operational land to facilitate the donation to the State Government.”
Council also acknowledged the discussions initiated by the Committee for Echuca Moama regarding the proposal with the local member, Helen Dalton MP, Member for Murray, the Local Police Inspector and Local Area Commander.
C4EM; in partnership with local stakeholders will continue to hold the NSW government accountable for funding confirmation of the Moama Police Station project and confirmed timeline for the project.
Nina O’Brien Chief Executive Officer ~ Committee for Echuca Moama Ph: 0409 804 415