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Howard police work in 'atrocious conditions': MP

BRUCE Saunders will fight to build a new police station at Howard to stop officers working in "atrocious conditions" in their current 122-year-old building.

Mr Saunders, the Member for Maryborough said the development was a "key infrastructure project" and promised to build a case to present to state Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller.

"The area from Craignish right around to Howard and Torbanlea is one of the fastest growing areas in my electorate and that station was built in 1893," he said.

"We're in 2015 now; the building has really out-lived its use-by date.

"It's not good for modern policing - they're working in atrocious conditions."

Currently there are six officers stationed at Howard with one vehicle.

If a new station were built Mr Saunders said it would have capacity for more staff and equipment.

"This is something that I'm getting back from the Howard community," he said. Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers didn't acknowledge Mr Saunders' claims officers were working in less than ideal conditions.

SINCE THE STATION WAS BUILT

World events since the current Howard Station was built in 1893:

  • Invention of the motor vehicle
  • Australian Federation
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • Invention of sliced bread

Topics:  fraser coast, history, howard, howard police, police




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