Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    Justice in WA reaches new heights

    29/06/2016 9:30 AM
     
    • The 33-storey David Malcolm Justice Centre opens for business
    • $103 million project delivered on time and on budget
    • Part of Liberal National Government's investment in justice facilities across WA 

    The stunning new centrepiece of Perth's legal district was officially opened today by the Liberal National Government.

     

    The 33-storey David Malcolm Justice Centre will accommodate the Supreme Court's civil functions and judicial chambers as well as the departments of Treasury and the Attorney General, including the Office of the Public Advocate, the Solicitor General, the Commissioner for Victims of Crime, the State Solicitor's Office and the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

     

    Attorney General Michael Mischin said the centre, named after the former Chief Justice of Western Australia, the late David Malcolm AC QC, was located in the heart of the city's justice precinct near the original Supreme Court and the State Administrative Tribunal, and highlighted the Government's unprecedented renewal of justice facilities across the State.

     

    "The David Malcolm Justice Centre will use the latest technology and will offer state-of-the-art service to the thousands of people who will use it every year," Mr Mischin said.

     

    "This magnificent tower building and the overall Cathedral Square rejuvenation has already provided a major economic boost, with more than 1,500 people employed on the project.  The $127 million fit out for the justice tower and State Administrative Tribunal is the largest undertaken in a single State Government project.

     

    "The facility is a fitting honour to the memory of a great West Australian in David Malcolm, and will provide contemporary justice services to the community for decades to come."

     

    The tower was designed to blend in with the surrounding heritage precinct and features impressive artwork in public access areas, including an 18-metre oil painting on level 4.

     

    While the State Government agencies are already moving into the tower, the Supreme Court civil will open its doors to the public on Monday, July 11.

     

    The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages will remain in its current location at Westralia Square.

     

    Fact File

    • Other Liberal National Government justice projects include the $5.1 million Fitzroy Crossing courthouse in September 2015, $52.5 million Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex in April 2015, the $41.8 million Kununurra Courthouse in October 2014 and the $41.7 million Kalgoorlie Courthouse in November 2013 

    Attorney General's office - 6552 5600

     

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