Narromine Courthouse is receiving its second makeover in as many years, with a new roof being installed.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the $80,000 upgrade will deliver a boost for the region’s economy.
“Aboriginal owned-and-operated firm Dice Contracting is delivering the project and has engaged a local roofer,” Mr Saunders said.
“The new roof and guttering will be fully installed by the end of the month and will help ensure justice continues to be delivered in Narromine in a safe and well-maintained courthouse.”
The project comes just 12 months after the NSW Government invested $5,000 in repainting sections of the courthouse and laying new carpet.
That work was carried out as part of the government’s support measures to help the state recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the bushfires and drought that preceded it.
Narromine has a lengthy association with law and order. Its original courthouse and lock up were built in 1898, adjoining the local police station.
The current courthouse was built on Merilba St in 1962 and sits as a Local Court three days per month. Last year, 430 Local Court matters were finalised in Narromine.
Attorney General Mark Speakman said the NSW Local Court leads the nation in the delivery of timely justice.
“From the city to the country, our magistrates and court staff have done a tremendous job of keeping the wheels of justice moving during a pandemic,” Mr Speakman said.
“Through important maintenance projects, such as the work underway in Narromine, the NSW Government is making sure our court network is well supported and can operate effectively.”