Tasmania Minister for Justice Elise Archer
Launceston Supreme Court Works To Begin
Victor P Taffa
Upgrades to the Launceston Supreme Court are moving ahead, with tenders now open for the redevelopment, Minister for Justice Elise Archer said.
Work will involve the redevelopment of the correctional cell area, work spaces, office accommodation and staff amenities, and is expected to be worth more than $500,000.
“Delivering on our commitment in July, Correctional Officers assumed the prisoner escort and security responsibilities at the Court to allow Tasmania Police officers to return to duties in the community.” Minister Archer said.
Upgrade will improve safety and security, including CCTV and fire safety systems, ensuring the building meets current standards.
Amenities for staff will also be improved, providing a modern working environment.
Work is expected to be completed during the summer recess, ready for next year’s Court sittings.