Western metropolitan MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins has renewed the push for a police station to be built in Point Cook.
In Parliament last month, Ms Carling-Jenkins called on the minster for police to establish a 24-hour police station in Point Cook.
She said residents were becoming worried about safety following an incident in which shots were fired in Adelphi Boulevard on February 19.
Two men have been charged in relation to the incident; a 32-year-old man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering life, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and possessing a firearm, and a 27-year-old man with possessing proceeds of crime, possessing ammunition and other drug-related offences.
Ms Carling-Jenkins said the shooting “illustrates exactly why” a police station was needed in Point Cook.
“The community are getting increasingly concerned, the community are getting increasingly impatient and the community are agitating for protection,” she said.
“Quite clearly they deserve this protection.
“It is time for this government to listen to the concerns of the Point Cook community and commit to building the police station.”
Ms Carling-Jenkins raised the issue of building a Point Cook police station in October 2015. In 2016, an online petition started by a resident calling for a station in the area attracted more than 2300 supporters.
Last month, Star Weekly reported that Victoria Police had confirmed there were no plans to build a third station in Wyndham, either in Point Cook or Wyndham Vale.
The Minister for Police Lisa Neville said the government would “always consider requests from police for new or upgraded facilities”.