Former police station up for sale

The site of Kalamunda Police Station, closed in 1990, is up for sale.
The site of Kalamunda Police Station, closed in 1990, is up for sale.

LandCorp is managing the sale of Lot 601 – 17 Mead Street.

Owned by WA Police, the site is one of eight properties in WA earmarked for disposal this financial year.

The Kalamunda site was closed as a police station in about 1990 and operations moved to leased premises at 31 Canning Road in Kalamunda, the former Shire office.

That Police Station in the leased premises was closed on February 28, 2010 in accordance with the contemporary policing model, and the lease terminated in March 2010.

Acting Police Minister John Day acknowledged the population growth rate expected within the Shire, which is set to have more than 60,000 people by 2016, and said the current site in Forrestfield was adequate.

‘The majority of future growth in the Shire is expected to occur in the foothills area, so Forrestfield is an appropriate location for the station,’ he said.

Mr Day said a Kalamunda police station was not required under the new policing model.

‘WA Police has a new Metropolitan Policing model which sees at least 550 police officers allocated to a designated District.

‘This means decisions are made at a district level, dependant on demand, as to where officers are placed,’ he said.

‘Under the new model, the community of Kalamunda will have their own designated local policing team and this team will be specifically assigned to work with the community and adopt a problem solving approach to assist people in the area.

‘WA Police is confident that the community of Kalamunda will be well serviced by their Local Policing Team in the South East District.’

He said additional support would be provided by specialist units and neighbouring stations in the district as necessary.

Mr Day said sale proceeds of the site will be banked to the Consolidated Fund in accordance with normal government practices.