Lake Cathie residents say there is a need for a satellite emergency centre to be based in the village.
According to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Urban Growth Management Strategy, Lake Cathie and the Bonny Hills area is anticipated to experience significant population growth in the period to 2036.
The area is anticipated to be the second fastest growing urban area in the Port Macquarie-Hastings.
The plan outlines the population is set to increase from 6300 in 2016 to over 10,000 by 2036.
Lake Cathie resident Stewart Cooper said there are also a number of estates which have been approved for development, along the stretch of coastline between Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills.
Mr Cooper said unfortunately this year, the area appears to be experiencing an increase in crime incidents.
Lake Cathie resident Sue East agrees with Mr Cooper and said the occurrence of crime related issues in the Lake Cathie area are in epidemic proportions.
"If we had a centre to house both police and ambulance in our local area we may be able to stem the increase of these problems," she said.
"This should be a necessity for the protection of this growing community."
Members of the Port Macquarie-Hastings community were given the opportunity to voice their concerns relating to crime at a recent Community Safety Precinct Committee (CSPC) Meeting.
Some residents raised concerns about the presence of police officers, particularly in the sub regions of Wauchope and the Camden Haven.
Given the ageing population, and the number of retirement villages in the Lake Cathie/Bonny Hills area, Mr Cooper said there's also an increased need for medical services.
He said time is crucial when it comes to emergency services responding to incidents, especially ones which are potentially life threatening.
At a recent Lake Cathie Community-Council Action Team meeting, the need for an ambulance to service the community was raised by residents.
Lake Cathie is situated about 25 minutes from the Port Macquarie Police Station and about 20 minutes from the Laurieton Police Station.
Mr Cooper has proposed the need for a satellite centre, which would host police officers and paramedics in the village.
Mr Cooper will inform Local Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams about the proposal.
Meanwhile Laurieton Police Station is closed to the public for three months while it is being refurbished.
Superintendent Paul Fehon welcomes the upgrades and assured the community police resources in the area will not be affected.
"Despite the move, members of the public should be reassured that police will continue to conduct their normal service to the community of Laurieton and surrounding areas," he said.
"Anyone who wants to report crime will be able to do so day or night with the Port Macquarie Police Station open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
As of Friday, February 20, all enquiries for Laurieton police can be made by contacting Port Macquarie Police Station on 6583 0199.
Members of the public are also being informed that the address for Port Macquarie Police Station is 2 Hay Street, Port Macquarie.
Meanwhile, anyone in need of urgent assistance should call emergency services via triple zero (000).
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