Moama police station will not be replaced in the near future, but repairs will be made to the building.TRENT HORNEMAN August 13, 2014 3:51am
Moama police station will be repaired not replaced, despite Murray Shire mayor Tom Weyrich saying it was not equipped to meet the needs of a growing community.
Following a meeting in Sydney last month, Cr Weyrich updated councillors at Murray Shire meeting in Moama of the move to repair the station.
He also took aim at Deniliquin being the region’s centre for policing.
‘‘Deniliquin can say whatever it likes, but in three to five years Moama’s population will exceed Deniliquin’s and will continue to rise,’’ he said.
‘‘This is where the action is, but it seems as though our police resources are not matching population growth.’’
The region’s top cop, Inspector Michael Tranby did not expect an immediate upgrade to Moama’s police station.
Insp. Tranby said Deniliquin Local Area Command had put forward its case to NSW Police to have the station repaired or upgraded.
He said while Moama was in need of a new station, so were many other police stations in the state.
‘‘There is no doubt that with population growth there will need to be an upgrade at Moama, but NSW Police has a process to go through,’’ he said.
Insp. Tranby said police levels were also monitored.
‘‘We are constantly reviewing resourcing at our stations, taking into account our response times, population growth and other factors,’’ he said.
‘‘For the time being, the status quo will remain.’’
Cr Weyrich has been critical of emergency service resources in the region, particularly with police and Roads and Maritime Service officers.
He criticised police resourcing at Easter this year, where one uniform officer was stationed at Moama for the weekend, as well as the recent withdrawal of Moama’s RMS office.
‘‘All we get is ducking and weaving,’’ he said.
‘‘There is not a lot of answers to our questions though.’’
The Riverine Herald contacted NSW Police Minister Stuart Ayers office to confirm funding arrangements for the Moama station, but his office did not respond.
The Shepparton Library's collection of autism resources has been boosted thanks to autism organisation Amaze.
Although still not at their best, Mulwala have finished on top of the Murray League ladder after a comfortable victory over Cobram.
The International Guide Jamboree will take place at Lake Somerset, South East Queensland from September 25 to October 3, for Guides aged 10-17 years, and will be hosted by Girl Guides Australia.
VICROADS has released its final environmental reports for Echuca-Moama’s proposed second Murray River crossing. Finally.
ROCHESTER has welcomed its new Uniting Church minister.
Kyabram under pressure to maintain vital top three spot
The Seymour sub-branch of the RSL needs information on local soldiers during World War I.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
EARTHCOTE Events boss Spiro Boursinos has slammed allegations his annual Pyalong festival is anything but a safe and well organised function.
Strathmerton Cricket Club star all-rounder Luke Carter has been named as captain of the 2014-15 Victorian Country Cricket League (VCCL) Team of the Year.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
School's in for farming students
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.