HIGHER COURTS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT COMPLETED
The Higher Courts Redevelopment Project has been completed. The new criminal courtrooms on level 5 of the Sir Samuel Way Building were used for the first time on Monday, 29 June 2020.
The Courts Administration Authority has produced a short video to showcase the redevelopment: https://youtu.be/vrC9BBZvA1o
The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, today released the following statement:
“I am pleased to announce that the Higher Courts Redevelopment Project has been completed, within budget, and the facilities are now in use.
In the 2017/18 State Government Budget, $31M was allocated to the CAA for the redevelopment of the Sir Samuel Way Building and Supreme Court to meet immediate to five-year accommodation requirements.
The CAA worked collaboratively with DPTI, Hassell Architecture and Hansen Yuncken to deliver the Higher Courts Redevelopment Project.
I am very proud of the development and all that has been achieved on what is, in building terms, a small budget.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of Justice Bampton, Judge Davison, Commissioner Nolan, Sarah Schonfeldt, Mark Stokes, Rachael Allen and the other judicial officers and staff who were involved in the project from its design to its completion.
I also wish to thank the judges, staff, legal profession and court users for their resilience and patience as the demolition and then construction proceeded around them within the court precincts.”
Details of the project
Stage 1 was the redevelopment and refurbishment of six civil courtrooms in the Supreme Court buildings.
Stage 2 work on Level 5 of the Sir Samuel Way Building (SSWB) provides three criminal jury courtrooms with associated rooms, adjoining secure prisoner facilities and two new conference rooms.
Stage 3 involved work in and around the former Jeffcott Chambers and the Gouger Street public access courtyard.