Page 4308 - Week 13 - Thursday, 17 November 2005

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provided with a small but well-equipped gymnasium, with separate change and shower facilities.

Police and community reaction to the new facility has been extremely positive. Chief Police Officer Audrey Fagan said at the official opening:

The ACT Government has provided ACT Policing with these high-quality facilities and importantly, at the outset, put in place a wide consultative process which involved police input during the architectural phase to ensure the building’s features will fully satisfy our operational needs.

Detective Superintendent Mick Kilfoyle, who is in charge of ACT Policing’s south district and is the most senior officer at the Woden station, said that the fresh and well-designed new premises would provide a professional and effective workplace for ACT Policing. He said:

I’m delighted with how well the architects have taken the input and ideas from all the various parties involved and developed a working environment which I’m sure will be the envy of other jurisdictions around the country.

As Woden police settle into their new station, we are investigating the possibilities for Belconnen. We hope, once our feasibility study is complete, to be able to move forward with a new Belconnen police station.

There will be an open day at the new station this Saturday, the 19th, between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. I am advised by the police that they are planning to put on quite a show. Every facet of ACT Policing will be on display. I am informed that our specialist response and security group will be displaying their skills by jumping off the building, that there will be tours of the watch-house and the cells, that traffic police will be showing off some of their vehicles, and that there will be a forensics display. There will also be fairy floss for the kids.

Mr Speaker, it will be a great day and I invite members who have not had the opportunity to check out the new facility to drop in and watch the SRS guys jump off the building. I will not be going with them.

Mr Quinlan: Mr Speaker, I require that further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Study trip—Report by Mr Pratt MLA—Sydney, 28 and 29 April 2005. Quarterly travel report—Non-Executive MLAs—1 July to 30 September 2005.

Mr Quinlan presented the following paper:

Territory-owned Corporations Act, pursuant to subsection 19 (3)—Statement of Corporate Intent—Rhodium Asset Solutions, dated June 2005.

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