New courthouse opens in Kununurra

 

New courthouse opens in Kununurra

Kununurra’s new courthouse will provide the East Kimberley community with improved justice services for many years to come. Officially opened by Premier Colin Barnett on 26 October 2014, the $41.8 million courthouse has been funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
The local Aboriginal community were involved in the planning of the building through public consultation, resulting in the overall look being designed to blend in with the local landscape. 18 significant pieces of local Aboriginal artwork have also been incorporated into the building’s interior.
The new courthouse includes a magistrates and jury courtroom, facilities for mediation and trial conferences and a remote witness room, which ensures vulnerable witnesses and children can testify without being in the courtroom.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said this project is a very good example of the commitment Royalties for Regions has made to improving the provision of services across the State.
“The new courthouse is part of an unprecedented investment in justice infrastructure in regional Western Australia,” Mr Redman said.