Safety And Security Upgrade For Korumburra Court

06 June 2016

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court, improving community safety and delivering on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The $375,000 project is part of the Labor Government’s $58.1 million in funding for the state’s courts in the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll today visited the court to announce the plans for the upgrade, which will bolster the safety of public spaces in the building by creating separate waiting areas and a safe interview room.

Screens will be installed in the courtroom to visually separate parties and the Registry area will be upgraded to accommodate external support service staff.

Security officers will be supplied with handheld wands to improve safety and reduce the risk of prohibited items being brought into the court building.

The officers will also provide roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people, including women and children who have been victims of family violence.

The current Court was built in 1970 to replace the historic timber court that was built in 1899.

The upgrade works are due for completion in mid-2018.

Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll

“The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victorians safe, and ensuring that our justice system supports those in our community who are most in need.”

“These upgrades will provide will ensure that vulnerable people, especially those involved in family violence, attend court in a safe manner.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The refurbishment planned for the Korumburra Courthouse will deliver on key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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