Mornington Police Station Flooding

04 Jun 2019

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.

In recent years the Mornington police station has had some issues with flooding. On 29 March 2016 there was a post from police media to Facebook advising the station had been closed because of flooding. Yesterday significant rain has unfortunately caused a repeat performance.

My office checked late this morning and were advised the station is still closed and the public are being directed to Hastings. When further inquiries were made at Hastings they said they were not able to say how long those circumstances would prevail.

It is a busy station. It serves a population of over 60 000 people. Hastings is at least 20 minutes away and of course Somerville police station is not open to the public, so it is time to get this issue fixed once and for all.

The question is: what actions has the minister taken to fix this long-running problem of flooding at Mornington to make the station fully operational and, most importantly, when will the station open again?