The Hodgman Liberal Government is calling for tenders as part of our $15 million commitment to redevelop the Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court Complex.
About 50,000 Tasmanians access the courts in Burnie each year. However, the court complex is outdated and no longer fit for purpose.
Planned works will include additional amenities and safety improvements to enable the long-term continuation of Magistrate and Supreme Court services in Burnie.
This significant investment recognises the importance of ensuring regional Tasmania has adequate public infrastructure and access to justice, and will ensure the Burnie Court Complex can continue to service the region well into the future.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on its Plan to provide a facility that will service the region into the future, whilst we remain committed to a two court model for the North-West region in both Burnie and Devonport.
We also remain strongly committed to better resourcing our courts and prisons, and ensuring sentencing options better reflect community expectations to keep Tasmanians safe.