The City of Armadale warmly welcomed Minister for the WA Police Force Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA announcement that construction on a new $86 million Armadale Court House and Police Complex will soon begin.
The announcement, along with the awarding of the building contract to Perkins, was made at a small ‘sod turning ceremony’ in Armadale today.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the City was pleased to celebrate the exciting milestone that the construction of the new Court House and Police Complex is coming to fruition.
“It has been the City’s vision for many years for the Armadale Strategic Metropolitan Centre to develop a Civic Precinct, which requires the re-location of the existing courthouse and police station.
“When the new facility is completed in 2022, it will free up land currently occupied for future use. The new Armadale Court House and Police Complex will have a significant economic impact on the business community, as it will bring an increase in the number of police and court personnel working in our City Centre.”
The new complex will triple the number of courtrooms and accommodate the Detectives, District Intelligence Unit, District Forensic Investigation Office, and Family Violence Unit.
“Our community have told us that the future priorities they want the City to focus on include increasing economic development and this new facility will help deliver on that vision,” added Mayor Zelones.