Court buildings in desperate need of an upgrade

Heavy rain in Adelaide has caused further damage to Adelaide’s already crumbling Supreme Court building, causing one Supreme Court Judge and three associates to be relocated.

“It’s no secret that our court buildings are in desperate need of an upgrade,” said Shadow Attorney-General Vickie Chapman.

“It is extremely concerning that this has occurred given that winter is still months away!

“Does this mean South Australians can expect more of the same with more consistent rainfall in the winter months?

“It’s an absolute disgrace that the Weatherill Labor Government has allowed our court buildings to get into such appalling conditions – we have the worst court buildings in the nation.

“The Weatherill Labor Government has abandoned plans to redevelop the City Courts Precinct – a commitment they made to the people of South Australia at the last state election.

“We know that the Government’s failure to redevelop the City Courts Precinct has also added to increased workloads for the Magistrates Courts and is seeing case waiting times spiralling out of control.

“This comes after the Weatherill Labor Government’s budget cuts forced the closure of the Holden Hill Magistrates Court and the partial closure of the Tanunda and Mt Barker Magistrates Court.”