Communities in the Dubbo Electorate will benefit from a share of $9 million to upgrade four of the region’s courthouses.
Narromine, Wellington and Dubbo, which have been hit by drought as well as COVID-19, as well as Mudgee, which also felt the impact of the summer bushfires, will all receive an economic boost as courthouse upgrades are fast-tracked, Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Sanders said.
“The NSW Government is accelerating tender and planning approval processes and is committed to prioritising local companies and suppliers where possible,” Mr Saunders said.
“It means tradies will be on the tools in record time, creating vital job opportunities for locals who need our support more than ever during this tough economic period.”
A total of $110,000 has been committed to deliver improvements in the Dubbo Electorate, including:
- $60,000 to improve fire compliance at the Dubbo Courthouse
- $30,000 to improve fire compliance at the Wellington Courthouse
- $15,000 for general maintenance and fire compliance work at Mudgee Courthouse, and;
- $5,000 for general maintenance at the Narromine Courthouse.
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said these investments will put courts in the best possible position to address the busy period ahead when normal sittings resume.
“Carrying out renovations during the period of reduced court sittings in place to help manage the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic makes sense because fewer disruptions mean the work can be completed faster,” Mr Speakman said.
For more information visit: https://coronavirus.dcj.nsw.gov.au/services/courts-tribunals-and-jury-services.