New police station and PCYC coming to Caloundra South

The new emergency services precinct at Caloundra South is in the final stages of construction and is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Minister for Police and Community Safety, Mark Ryan MP today joined local MP, Jason Hunt MP and Assistant Commissioner Glenn Morris for a tour of the new facility and for an update on construction.  

The precinct, near the new Bells Creek Arterial Road, will include a brand new 24-hour Caloundra South Police Station with an Approved Police Strength of 30 officers. 

In readiness for the new Station, some of these new officers have already been delivered and are currently hosted at the nearby Caloundra Police Station. 

Commissioning of the new Caloundra South Police Station is expected, on schedule, in August 2024. 

In addition to general-duty first response officers, the $13.5 million station will also be home to district and other police support functions, including plain-clothes detectives from the Child Protection Investigation Unit and the Criminal Investigation Branch. 

Queensland Police assistant commissioner, Glenn Morris, said this new police station will help keep up with the rapid growth of the community.

“The Sunshine Coast is only getting busier, so we’ve ensured this station has the physical capacity to grow and accommodate additional resources over time, ensuring this not only meets the community expectations of police being able to keep them safe but also into the future,” he said.

“These extra resources are in addition to the existing staff and facilities at Caloundra Police Station, which will remain at its current location.

“We’re committed to ensuring the Caloundra South community feels safe in their own neighbourhood.”

Caloundra South is also the location of an additional facility, with the Miles Government providing $15 million in funding towards building a new Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) facility as part of Queensland’s Community Safety Plan. 

While the location of the new PCYC is currently subject to further consultation with key stakeholders, work on the concept and design plans is already underway with the first glimpse of the PCYC designs being unveiled today.  

Queensland PCYC CEO, Phil Schultz, said the state government’s investment will allow PCYC Queensland to create healthier and safe communities throughout the Sunshine Coast.

“The new facility will offer opportunities for young people from birth into adulthood, through activities such as Playtime and Little N Active for under 5’s – through to sporting activities such as Gymnastics,” he said.

“Along with our range of youth programs such as dropin and after dark sporting activities a community gym and multipurpose spaces- this centre will truly cater for the community.

“PCYC is currently working with Council and State Government to ensure that this project is delivered as quickly as possible, at this stage concept designs have been created and we look forward to working together to make this project a reality.”