BAOCC opening

BAOCC opening: (From left to right) Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services the Hon. Mark Ryan MP, Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, former Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson, Commissioner Katarina Carroll, Uncle Bill Bonner and Treasurer, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning the Hon. Cameron Dick Source: Queensland Police News, FKG Group

  • B+B Office: Ipswich

  • Start date (construction): July 2019

  • Officially opened 28 September 2020.

  • Client: FKG Group

  • Completion date (construction): September 2020

Our involvement:

Initial site detail survey: Dept of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Planning (DSDMIP). March 2018
Construction control set out of Multi-Functional Training Facility, Live Firing Range, Scenario Village, Auxiliary buildings and structures & as constructed surveys.

Bennett + Bennett recently completed Survey works on this important Counter Terrorism and Community Safety Centre (CTCSC) Training Facility for Queensland. Our onsite presence began in 2018 where we prepared the original detail survey of the site to allow the designers to confirm site levels and work with existing features. We were then engaged in April 2019 by the successful Building Contractor – Toowoomba’s FKG Group – to provide the survey construction control set out.

Quoting the Brisbane Times back in March 2019 – ‘The “scenario village” being built at this Terrorism Training Facility will include a service station, shopping centre, railway station with train carriages, nightclub and an office block. Among other things, officers will practise using explosives and high-powered weapons to enter places of mass gathering under siege.’

With people holding extremist views it seems negligent to believe that an act similar to Christchurch, New Zealand’s mass murder couldn’t happen in Queensland. The training facility at Wacol will boost police training around dealing with this type of terror attacks. The centre is named in honour of former Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson AO APM, who had a decorated career spanning 44 years. Here is a link to the official Queensland Police opening of the facility on 28 September 2020 – Bob Atkinson opens new police training centre in his name

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