New plans and virtual images for the $52.5million ($9.5million from Royalties for Regions) Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex
To include new courthouse, police station and community justice services
Construction to begin in early 2013
The State Government today released plans and virtual images for the new $52.5million Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex.
Attorney General Christian Porter said the project would include a police station, courthouse and community and youth justice office.
“The new complex will have separate circulation and waiting areas for witnesses, jurors, members of the judiciary and people in custody,” Mr Porter said.
“There will also be pre-trial conference facilities, improved amenities for victims of crime, a secure outdoor courtyard and generous public parking on site.”
Police Minister Rob Johnson said the complex had been designed to be welcoming, with spaces for people to conduct their business while also having a strong civic presence.
“The local community’s input has helped shape many of the project’s public spaces,” Mr Johnson said.
“We are pleased to be able to share the vision and detailed plans for the new Police and Justice Complex with the people of Carnarvon.”
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the new complex would be built on the corner of Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road.
“The proposed complex is well positioned to service Carnarvon and its surrounding areas and is within easy walking distance from the township,” Mr Grylls said.
“The project will provide a fitting new entry statement to Carnarvon, as the township grows inwards from the coast.”
Detailed plans of the new Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex can be viewed at the Shire of Carnarvon, the current courthouse, police station, community and youth justice office and Carnarvon public library until July 2012.
Construction will begin in early 2013, with the complex scheduled to be complete and ready for occupancy in late 2014.
Complex to incorporate sustainability principles including generating much of its own electricity via solar panels, innovative lighting to minimise energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. Rainwater run-off will be collected and recycled in the gardens
Building of the complex to be managed by the Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works division
Attorney General’s office - 6552 5600
Police Minister’s office - 6552 5900
Regional Development Minister’s office - 6552 5500