Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Courts

Burnie City Council is calling on the State Government to fund the redevelopment of the Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court in the upcoming State Budget.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “Council has recently submitted briefs for a number of projects to be funded in the 2017 State Budget. As part of this, we are asking the Government to invest in the redevelopment of the Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court.

"The Court building in Burnie is in need of a major refurbishment, and given that the Devonport Living City project suggests the relocation of the Magistrates Court, there is a real opportunity for the State Government to redevelop the Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court and develop a service model that better supports the future delivery of court services on the north west coast.

“The current Supreme Court facilities are well located in the Burnie CBD, and centrally positioned to support the Cradle Coast region. The economic benefits to the City of Burnie from the Supreme Court, and the legal and professional workforce and services ancillary to the Supreme Court, are such that investment in this infrastructure is crucial.

“Council is aware that a study was undertaken by KPMG to review the Magistrates Court of Tasmania and we are waiting for the details of this review to be made public.

“Council has also written to, and met with the Minister for Justice Vanessa Goodwin, on a number of occasions to discuss this matter.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net