Shepparton Law Courts sets the standard for future regional court buildings

Shepparton Law Courts - official openingADCO is proud to have been the builder of choice for the new Shepparton Law Courts, which was officially opened on Friday 18 March by The Honourable Martin Pakula MP, Attorney-General, in the presence of the Chief Magistrate, His Honour Judge Peter Lauritsen.

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.