Whittlesea ear marked for upgrade

LIBERAL Candidate for Yan Yean Meralyn Klein has promised to deliver a $2 million upgrade to the Whittlesea Police Station if the Coalition wins the election.

The candidate joined Shadow Minister for Police Edward O’Donohue to announce the funding on Monday, October 15, in a bid to help improve facilities for local officers.

Ms Klein said this upgrade was an important step for the region.

“We promised to reinvigorate the police station, the station is old and decrepit and has been ignored,” she said.

“A Liberal Government, when elected, will invest $2 million to upgrade the station.”

Mr O’Donohue said helping men and women in blue was a top priority.

“The hard-working men and women of Victoria Police deserve a modern, contemporary police station to enable them to perform their important work in keeping the local Whittlesea community safe,” he said.

Crime data obtained from the Crime Statistics Agency reveals a surge in crime in Whittlesea with an overall crime increase of 42.3% and a 37% increase in common assault in the past few years.

Further to this, there has been a 44% increase in home invasions.

The Whittlesea area has also experienced drastic population growth.

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