The Queensland State Government recently purchase the Bluewattle Sales Centre to house the unit. The upgraded facility will replace the Kelso and Rasmussen Police Beats with the more effective facility expected to become operational in 2019.
Townsville Assistant District Officer Superintendent Steve Munro said the development of the new station was a step forward in continuing a proud background of policing in the Upper Ross area.
‘The opening of the new Upper Ross Police Station means we are placing local officers in the best possible position to respond to and address community safety issues in a timely, proactive and preventative manner,’ Superintendent Munro said.
The team behind Bluewattle is very happy to welcome the Queensland Police Service and its new Police Beat to our community, said DHA Development Manager Adam Webb said.
‘We've enjoyed a positive working relationship with local Police officers through their presence at Bluewattle’s regular community events and in helping the Upper Ross community to foster a safe and secure neighbourhood,’ he said
The new Rasmussen Police Beat will be a valuable addition to the Upper Ross community and comes at a wonderful time as Bluewattle prepares to start work on Stage 11 and as Rasmussen celebrates another 12 months of strong growth, with median housing prices up 19.9 per cent from last June.
‘Add to this the new $100 million shopping centres planned for Rasmussen, recent Riverway Drive upgrades and the area's stunning natural attributes, and it's easy to imagine that the region will become even more appealing to home-buyers and visitors in the very near future. We're sure the Rasmussen Police Beat will enjoy calling Bluewattle home, just as our residents are pleased to call their officers neighbours,’ Mr Webb said.
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About Bluewattle Rasmussen
Located next to the Ross River in the Townsville suburb of Rasmussen, and surrounded by the natural vistas of Mt Stuart to the east and Herveys Range to the west, Bluewattle is fast becoming a thriving masterplanned community. Commencing in 2014 and being developed through to 2028, the development comprises 1,300 land lots over 98 hectares, and when complete will feature 11 hectares of parklands and recreational spaces.
A total of 430 lots will be retained on which DHA is building new homes for Defence members and their families. The remaining 870 lots are being sold to the public in staged releases, commencing March 2014 through to 2028.
Bluewattle will incorporate a myriad of connected walkways, cycle ways, exercise zones and tropically inspired community spaces. State-of-the-art playgrounds picnic and barbeque areas encourage neighbours to mingle, while the kids play safely and securely in the parks.
Visit bluewattle.com.au to find out more.