Our new cop shop

$15.3 million for new Sale police station

SALE residents are invited to view the proposed design for the new Sale police station on Monday, June 3, between 6.30pm and 8pm.

The community consultation will be held in the Hua Family Room at Wellington Entertainment Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale, and will provide residents with an opportunity to pose questions about the design and receive information on the development process.

The meeting will be attended by representatives from Victoria Police, AECOM Town Planning Consultants and Peddle Thorp Architects.

For those unable to attend the information evening, the design will be available for viewing at Port of Sale Civic Centre until a decision is made on the application.

The new station will be built at 1-11 Reeve St, Sale, at an estimated cost of $15.3 million, the allocation announced in the recent state budget.

Construction of the station is expected to begin later this year and will be completed by October next year.

With floor space of about 2700 metres (plus car parking), the station will initially accommodate a range of units including uniform, criminal investigation, traffic management, executive management and administration staff.

The state-of-the-art facility will provide a greater visible presence to Sale residents given its location at the gateway entrance into Sale and will include specially designed interview rooms, conference room facilities, discrete public consultation facilities, high level security and enhanced staff amenities.

It will include a variety of environmentally sustainable design principles, reducing the reliance on traditional energy sources, and will maximise the use of natural light, water, heating and ventilation. This will include a rainwater harvest system, storm water to onsite bioswale, water efficient fittings and fixtures, solar panels and energy efficient design.