BY JARROD MELMETH

The new Lemon Tree Passage police station will be commissioned on June 30.

Port Stephens-Hunter Police say the current station on Cook Parade will not be in use while the transition to the new facility on Meredith Avenue takes place.

However, they say the community can be rest assured that patrols on the Tilligery Peninsula will remain the same, and calls to the Lemon Tree Passage station will be diverted to Raymond Terrace station.

The design of the $1.5 million station has drawn criticism from residents and local MP Kate Washington.

Ms Washington took to social media in April saying another $1.5 million ‘Swedish sauna’ was delivered on the back of a truck this week.

The new station being delivered to the new site.
Photo: Port Stephens Examiner.