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Local firm gets contract to prepare justice precinct site

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser (pictured), along with Attorney General Greg Smith SC and Police Minister Mike Gallacher, jointly announced All Areas Demolition and Excavation will carry out the justice precinct site preparation work.
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser (pictured), along with Attorney General Greg Smith SC and Police Minister Mike Gallacher, jointly announced All Areas Demolition and Excavation will carry out the justice precinct site preparation work.

THE economic stimulus from Coffs Harbour's new justice precinct has already started to flow with a local firm awarded a $700,000 contract to prepare the Beryl Street site.

Attorney General Greg Smith SC, Police Minister Mike Gallacher and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser jointly announced All Areas Demolition and Excavation will carry out the work, just hours after the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) approved the development.

"The preparation of the site will include demolition of existing structures, removal of underground fuel tanks, remediation, pruning of trees and the installation of fencing," Mr Smith said.

The $73 million Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct will be built on the corner of Beryl Street and Woolgoolga Road.

The Precinct will accommodate a state-of-the-art courthouse and police station.

The courthouse will include two district courts, two local courts and a room for tribunal hearings and mediations.

"The courthouse will be 50 per cent larger than Coffs Harbour's current courthouse and will be equipped with Audio Visual Link and other technology that enables cases to be dealt with efficiently," Mr Smith said.

"There will also be ample facilities for the legal profession, victims of crime and other participants in the court process."

The high security courthouse will share a holding cells complex with the police station.

Minister Gallacher said the new police station will bring a much needed boost to the area when it is built.

"The modern facility will provide space for training and will have forensic and custodial and cell facilities," Mr Gallacher said.

"The new station will ensure Coffs Harbour meets local operational needs well into the future, keeping pace with a growing population."

Coffs Harbour City Council has assessed the development application for the justice precinct.

Construction is set to begin in mid 2013, with the project due for completion in early 2015.

Mr Fraser said construction of the justice precinct would create jobs and deliver long-term benefits for the Coffs Harbour community.

"I am delighted that a local firm has been appointed to prepare the justice precinct site and am certain that the construction process will deliver a major boost to the local economy," Mr Fraser said.

"The project will also give the community the court and police facilities that it deserves."

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