My question is to the Minister for Police. The June quarter 2016 Victorian crime statistics show crime has continued to spiral out of control across Victoria.
It is up 13.4 per cent in local government areas in the Hastings electorate, with the City of Casey up 17.7 per cent, the City of Frankston up 12.5 per cent and the Mornington Peninsula shire up 10 per cent. The statistics also indicate a startling leap of as much as 50 per cent in crime in townships across the Hastings electorate.
My question is to the minister: when will she finally open the Somerville police station so that my constituents can at last have the level of protection they campaigned for for over a decade, which the previous state government had a mandate to build and which the previous state government built and paid for?