By Alesha Capone
Construction of the new $45 million police station in Werribee is expected to finish by the end of next year.
Werribee MP Tim Pallas visited the construction site last week to meet with local police officers.
Mr Pallas said the new Werribee station would be one of the the state’s largest police complexes, outside the Melbourne CBD.
Following a tender process, Victoria Police appointed Fairbrother Construction to build the police complex.
The complex will be able to house more than 460 staff and officers, including uniformed, crime investigation, transit safety officers and administration staff.
The Wyndham Police Complex will be located at 134 Princes Highway, behind the current police station.
The old station will be demolished once the new complex has been completed.
It forms part of the broader Wyndham Justice Precinct being developed as part of the Werribee National Employment and Innovation Cluster.
The state government has provided more than $45 million to build the police station, as part of a $3 billion investment in policing across Victoria.
As part of this investment, more than 1900 new police have already been deployed or allocated across the state, including 93 to the Westgate Division, which includes the Wyndham, Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong municipalities.