Attorney General Peter Foss today opened Rockingham’s new $7.5 million justice complex.
Located on Whitfield Street, the complex signals a new era in justice administration and service in the area.
“Careful planning has gone into providing the most appropriate facilities for our customers in the Rockingham region,” Mr Foss said.
“The result is a new complex that offers significant improvements over the old courthouse, by incorporating state-of-the-art technology, outstanding design and comfort for court customers.”
Customer service, comfort and security are key priorities for the Ministry of Justice -and this is demonstrated by the building of new, modern justice complexes in South Hedland, Fremantle, Busselton - and Rockingham.
In each of these projects, consideration has been given to the needs of courts’ customers. Particular attention has been paid to the needs of victims, vulnerable witnesses, children and disabled persons.
“In the new Rockingham Justice Complex remote witness facilities, interview rooms and discrete waiting areas guarantee increased security and peace of mind for courts customers,” Mr Foss said.
The new complex features three courtrooms (one Jury Court, one Magistrates Court and a dual use Magistrates/Children’s Court), modern juror facilities, judges’ chambers, offices for community-based services and a bailiff, as well as a detention area.
Mr Foss said he was proud to be involved with the project - and was pleased to note that it was completed ahead of schedule.
“The result is a quality facility that will stand the test of time and reflects the high standard of planning and workmanship that many people have invested in the project,” he said.
The new complex was designed by Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland and built by BGC Construction.
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