SUSTAINED calls for the fast developing Jimboomba region may have paid off, with the state government promising a co-located police and fire station for Logan Village and Yarrabilba.
It comes on the back of a proposed $60 million high school at Yarrabilba to be built over the next two years and work under way on the $42 million Yarrabilba primary school.
The primary facility will open on the first day of school next year.
Police Minister Mark Ryan and Logan MP Linus Power said the region would get a state-of- the-art emergency services hub.
A $2 million police station would be added to the $5 million redevelopment of an Auxiliary Fire and Rescue Station on Waterford-Tamborine Road.
Mr Power said the complex would include Rural Fire Services as well as the SES, with capacity for expansion.
“This police station adds to the emergency services that we have already been able to deliver for the region,” Mr Power said.
“Police and fire officers stationed in this new emergency hub will be able to respond swiftly to emergencies in our community.”
Mr Ryan said Mr Power put forward a powerful case for the police station to be built in the rapidly growing community.
“This region is a priority development area and we are committed to future proofing services and amenities for the community,” Mr Ryan said.
“The … government’s number one priority is to keep Queenslanders safe and the proposed new complex will ensure police and fire and emergency services have access to the cutting-edge technology and facilities they need to serve local families.”
The area will also get some of 400 state police to be appointed over the next four years, including 82 for the south east.