Shepparton Law Courts sets the standard for future regional court buildings
Court Services Victoria Chief Operating Officer Brian Stevenson said, “The new $73 million building sets the standard for future regional court buildings, supporting the functions of a modern multi-jurisdictional facility that will contribute to improving access to justice for the Shepparton community.”
The five-level building features six main courtrooms with the capacity to vary their use to meet caseload requirements, and also provides dedicated courtrooms for higher jurisdictions complete with a jury box, custody dock and space to accommodate up to three judges.
“Shepparton now has a new, open and welcoming courthouse that will improve the community’s access to justice. Court users and support services will have access to dedicated spaces to discuss issues privately; the Koori Court room has been expanded; victims of crime and vulnerable witnesses will have separate safe waiting areas; and court staff have larger and safer amenities in which to work,” said Mr Stevenson.
The new Shepparton Law Courts will open to the public on Tuesday, 3 April, with the commencement of court sittings.