SALE'S new police station on the corner of Foster and Reeve Sts is on track for a November 2014 completion date, with work beginning on site.
Works have begun to demolish remnants of old buildings from the prison site.
The new $18.2 million police station will provide accommodation for a uniform branch, criminal investigation unit, highway patrol, police prosecutors, sexual offences and child abuse investigation team, and the police service area commander.
The new building will also feature public consultation and interview rooms, a mess room and other staff amenities including change rooms and a gymnasium, conference and training room facilities that can be used for emergency situation management, short term custodial holding rooms, a custodial area and administration work areas.
The remaining portion of the former prison wall will be incorporated into the design of the new building, providing a fitting reminder of the history of the site, which housed inmates for 110 years after being completed in 1887.
It is anticipated that up to 500 jobs will be created during construction of the new station, with 55 additional full-time positions created within the industry as a result of this project.