BELMONT'S new $10 million police station will include a prisoner handling facility to link up to Belmont Court.
Designs lodged by NSW Police with Lake Macquarie City Council include plans to demolish the three existing single-storey masonry structures in Herbert Street.
They will be replaced with a three-storey building, with a car park underneath.
The Department of Attorney General and Justice and Corrective Services NSW want the prison cells associated with the court incorporated with the courthouse building as part of the station upgrade.
NSW Police has also submitted two more development applications to the council for two new stations for the western side of Lake Macquarie.
A $4 million, single-storey station has been proposed for Toronto and a $2.3 million, single-storey station has been proposed for Morisset.
The Morisset plans also include six dog kennels and a dog exercise yard.
Both of the old station buildings in Toronto and Morisset will be demolished.
Plans for the three new Lake Macquarie stations abandon the previous state government's plans to centralise Lake Macquarie resources into a hub at Glendale.
The new government will instead upgrade existing stations across Lake Macquarie.