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Issued: Monday, 17 November 2014
The $17 million upgrade of Wagga Wagga Courthouse is now underway.
Building company Project Coordination has started the first stage of the project, which involves the construction of a new two storey courthouse.
The company will employ more than 100 local tradesman and labourers on site over the next 14 months.
Once the new courthouse is completed, services will be transferred to the new building to allow builders to renovate the current courthouse.
The project will more than double the footprint of the courthouse from 1,535 to 3,655 square metres.
It will increase the number of courtrooms from four to six including two trial courts, two local courts and two tribunal rooms.
Other major features of the project include:
Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.
Project Coordination is one of Australia's largest privately owned mid-tier construction companies and has been operating in NSW and the ACT since 1975.