Fitzroy Crossing Boosted With New Courthouse

Fitzroy Crossing Boosted With New Courthouse

Western Australia Attorney General Michael Mischin

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls

New Courthouse For Fitzroy Crossing

Victor P Taffa

  • $3.9 Million for new court facility
  • Project funded through Royalties for Regions

Judicial and Police services in Fitzroy Crossing will be significantly boosted, with the State Government building a new courthouse at a cost of $3.9 Million.

Attorney General Michael Mischin and Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today announced the court facility would be built next to the new Police station.

Mr. Mischin said Fitzroy Crossing was one of the fastest-growing communities in the Kimberley and in need of improved judicial services.

 

 

“The existing courthouse has succumbed to a lot of wear and tear, with major shortcomings such as poor security and an overall lack of space.” Mr. Mischin said.

“The new building will have a courtroom, interview rooms and office accommodation for the circuiting magistrate and support staff.”

“Having the Police station and courthouse next to each other will also improve the timing and safety of prisoner transfers.”

Mr. Grylls said the new facility would increase the justice operations in the region beyond the next 25 years.

“The complex will allow Police and the courts to work together to improve law and order services at Fitzroy Crossing and increase community safety in the Kimberley region.”

 

WA Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls

WA Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architects are currently working on the design for the courthouse, which is expected to be completed in mid-2014.

Fact File

  • New courthouse to be located on corner of McLarty and Fallon roads
  • $3.9 M allocated from Royalties for Regions New Regional and Statewide Initiatives fund