Bigger police station on the way for Yanchep

Bigger police station on the way for Yanchep

A BIGGER police station in Yanchep is a step closer to being set in concrete, with the plans currently open to tender submissions.

The Department of Finance invited tenders by December 9 and held a non-mandatory site inspection for building companies interested in making submissions on Monday.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on November 28, Sergeant Jason Macander said if approved by the State Government, work could start in February.

“We will remain there during construction,” he said.

The existing police station is a transportable building built in 2010 that features a holding cell, reception area, a small gymnasium and other rooms for general use.

Sgt Macander said the year-to-date crime statistics were lower compared to the same period last year, with Yanchep down 24.5 per cent and Two Rocks down 22 per cent.

He said that meant there were 93 fewer victims of crimes in the area compared to last year.

Sgt Macander said there had also been an improvement in domestic violence figures, with the rate decreasing and the number of cases solved going up.