The $52.5 million Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex was officially opened on 14 April 2015 by the Police Minister Liza Harvey and the Attorney General Michael Mischin with operations commencing on 20 April 2015.
The State Government’s Royalties for Regions programme contributed $9.5 million towards the facility.
The Complex, on the corner of Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road, has a police station, courthouse and adult community corrections centre.
The new court facilities comprise a jury and a magistrates courtroom, court registry area, jury assembly and deliberation areas, mediation and pre-trial conference facilities, and separate spaces for witnesses, victims of crime and child witnesses.
Community Consultation was a key project focus. The Community Reference Group, established in 2011, represented the views of the Carnarvon community. In addition, two Gascoyne Aboriginal groups were consulted during the project presentations.
The Aboriginal Congress and the Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Reference Group worked closely with the Department of the Attorney General, the WA Police and the Department of Corrective Services to communicate the views of their communities to the project team for the Complex.
This feedback, together with the input from the judiciary and the wider Gascoyne community influenced many of the design aspects, including internal design elements, public areas and community public art.
Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex
Corner Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road
CARNARVON WA 6701
Phone: (08) 9941 5500
Last updated: 15-Aug-2016
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