With NSW Planning’s release of Sydney’s North West Growth Centre proposal for residential development, the existing police station for the Quakers Hill Local Area Command, at Quakers Hill was deemed inadequate to accommodate the current and future staffing requirements of the Command.
With the growth centre expansion to the west, the existing original heritage police station ‘site’ on Railway Terrace Riverstone, was considered ideally located and sized for an all new command station of 3000sqm over two floors of accommodation.
The new command station is a 24 hours facility and houses several key user groups, including Highway Patrol, Task Force, Criminal Investigators, Crime Management Unit, Pro-active Crime Team, General Duties, Duty Officers and the executive offices of the Local Area Command. In addition to these areas the building contains a fully operational Charge Room, Conference and Briefing/Training Centre, Quiet Rooms, Fitness Room, Meals Room and Terrace and Amenities and Locker Rooms to accommodate the requirements for the 140 male and female staff.
As a requirement of project management, a ‘post occupation workshop’ was recently held at Riverstone with all stakeholders, and the finished and operational building was met with praise and deemed a total success by Police and reiterated by staff as an enjoyable facility to work within.