More than 1,000 Mount Waverley residents joined a petition calling on the Victorian Government to honour its promise to deliver a 24 hour police station in Mount Waverley.
Council wrote to the Victorian Premier and the Victorian Police Minister to inform them of the strong community support expressed in the petition. Here is our Letter to the Victorian Premier.
Letter to the Victorian Premier regarding 24 hour police station in Mount Waverley (pdf, 546KB)
Mount Waverley residents were promised a 24 hour police station during the 2010 state election campaign. However, in June, it was revealed that following its long-awaited refurbishment, the station would only open for 16 hours per day.
Council decided to take up this "broken promise" on behalf of local residents. We know that having a strong police presence helps residents feel safer. In 2012, we asked our community to tell us how Council could make our neighbourhoods safer. Residents told us the number one way we could make residents feel safer was to "advocate for more policing".
The petition indicated there is strong community support for a 24 hour police station. For the sake of fairness, it should also be noted that about 30 residents contacted Council to say they did not believe there was a need for a 24 hour police station in Mount Waverley.
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