Moama one step closer to new police station

By Charmayne Allison

MOAMA could be one step closer to a new police station, with the NSW Government identifying the crumbling facility as a priority for the 2020/21 financial year.

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott has confirmed the business case for the project is "in train".

News met with quiet hope by local movers and shakers.

“We now have confirmation that the minister is taking our calls for a new police station in Moama seriously,” Committee for Echuca Moama (C4EM) chairperson Geoff Kelly said.

“We look forward to working alongside NSW Police to ensure the development of plans for the new station keep moving ahead.”

The most recent correspondence from the minister comes as a result of sustained advocacy from C4EM supported by Member for Murray Helen Dalton via meetings, correspondence and persistent questions on notice to the NSW Police Minister.

“Policing infrastructure and adequate staffing are an important element within the strategic priorities of C4EM that include enabling infrastructure, building liveability and facilitating economic growth,” C4EM chief executive Nina O’Brien said.

“The Moama region is vastly under-resourced in comparison to Echuca and other regional areas, many of which are not experiencing the rate of growth witnessed by Moama.

“We will not rest until we are cutting the ribbon on the new station.”