Campbelltown Community and Justice Precinct a step closer with $1.2 million commitment

The next stage of planning for a new Community and Justice Precinct in Campbelltown is set to get underway with the Morrison Government, the Perrottet Government and Campbelltown City Council today announcing $1.2 million in joint funding under the Western Sydney City Deal to progress the project.

The proposed Community and Justice Precinct is a new style of justice precinct combining Federal and State justice services alongside community services, providing high-value career opportunities and a more supportive experience for those utilising justice services in the rapidly growing Western Sydney region.

The Western Parkland City Authority will facilitate the next stage of planning for the Precinct – the concept design stage – which will involve urban and landscape design, technical studies, open place strategy and environmental effects.

The announcement builds on the $1 million already delivered through the City Deal for the Strategic Business Case, which commenced last year and was completed in May 2021.

The project is one of many within the Western Sydney City Deal, which is an $11 billion commitment from the Commonwealth Government, the NSW Government and eight local councils to deliver vital community infrastructure and enhance livability across the Western Parkland City.

For more information on the Western Sydney City Deal visit: www.infrastructure.gov.au/territories-regions-cities/cities/city-deals/western-sydney.

Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP:

“The proposed Campbelltown Community and Justice Precinct is a new style of justice precinct with a client-focused approach that creates a more supportive, streamlined experience for those interacting with the justice system by offering both Commonwealth and State justice services and related support services in the one place.

“This project exemplifies the benefits of City Deals, namely that they facilitate a unique approach to urban planning by providing a platform for all three levels of government to collaborate on projects that deliver tangible outcomes for Australians.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Attorney-General, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash: 

“The Commonwealth’s involvement in the precinct presents an exciting opportunity to further investigate the potential benefits of co-locating federal and state courts, along with justice services, to service a rapidly growing and diverse region.

“The Australian Government is providing critical services to many vulnerable Australians, such as those impacted by family, domestic and sexual violence. The proposed precinct explores an innovative approach to ensuring that all Australians can access justice and community services in a timely and effective manner.”

Quotes attributable to Senator for NSW, Senator the Hon Marise Payne:

“The progress being made on this important initiative shows that the residents of Western Sydney will benefit when all levels of government plan for the future. Access to justice is essential, and particularly for women and their children escaping violence.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres:

“The proposed precinct is another example of how the Western Sydney City Deal is bringing together the three levels of government to deliver for the people of Western Sydney.

“A Community and Justice Precinct in Campbelltown would create local jobs and education opportunities and also deliver significant benefits to the city and region.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman:

“This initiative has the potential to provide faster access to justice services for the residents of Western Sydney and improve efficiency by examining options for co-locating justice services with educational, government and community facilities.”

Quotes attributable to Campbelltown Mayor George Brticevic:

“The Community and Justice Precinct would provide significant benefits to the fast growing population of the Macarthur region.

“This Precinct would not only meet the justice needs of a growing population but has the potential to transform the Campbelltown CBD, attract investment and signal to the wider community that we are open for business.”