Wyndham Law Courts Development
Render of the Wyndham Law Courts entry
Court Services Victoria is delivering a new state-of-the-art court facility for Melbourne's rapidly growing west.
The Wyndham Law Courts will be the largest court complex outside of the central business district, bringing together multiple jurisdictions, specialist courts, and services to the rapidly growing Wyndham area. The purpose-built courts will feature 13 courtrooms, four hearing rooms, as well as three mediation suites and 26 holding cells to service the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, the Children's Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
The new building is under construction adjacent to the new Werribee Police Station, and will:
- provide a range of therapeutic programs including culturally sensitive services for the Koori community, and a Specialist Family Violence Court which takes into account the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence
- improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system and support services and provide more integrated responses through provision of dedicated workspaces for community legal support and wraparound services
- create opportunities for collaboration and partnership with local and regional agencies in Wyndham and the west through a Local Advisory Committee and engagement over the coming months on how court services can be delivered in a more integrated way with local services
- improve the safety and experience of court users with a more person-centred approach.
Design and build
Designed by Lyons Architects and built by Lendlease, Wyndham's future court will prioritise user experience, safety, sustainability, and technological capability.
Community and legal stakeholders are contributing to planning various aspects of the new building.
The 2020-21 state budget committed $271.13m for the future Wyndham Law Courts. Court Services Victoria leads the project, with Turner and Townsend as Project Managers, and Slattery as quantity Surveyors.
Construction is expected to finish in late 2024, with doors set to open in early 2025. The current Werribee Court will continue to operate during construction.
More updates will be published on this page as the Wyndham Law Courts Development progresses.
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This page was last updated: Friday 21 April 2023 - 10:01am