Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex officially opened

  • $88.5 million state-of-the-art facility opened in Armadale CBD
  • Court resources significantly expanded to improve justice services
  • Complex provides enhanced police facilities to assist emergency responses
  • Combines services previously delivered at three different locations – Armadale Police Station, Armadale Detectives Office, and Armadale Courthouse
  • New building designed to accommodate future population growth

The multi-million-dollar Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex has been officially opened, bringing the Western Australia Police Force and Department of Justice staff under one roof.

The new building combines services which were previously delivered from three separate locations, and provides the Armadale community with improved law and order services – as well as enhanced operational support facilities.

It includes state-of-the-art video-conferencing amenities, five courtrooms, a pre-trial conference room along with separate and secure facilities for victims of crime.

In addition to general duties police officers and detectives, the complex is home to the District Forensic Investigation Office and Family Violence Unit, as well as prosecutors, legal teams and operational support staff.

Purpose-designed and built with future population growth in mind, the 14,000-square-metre complex can accommodate approximately 350 police officers, close to double the number previously housed in Armadale Police Station and Armadale Detectives Office.

The Courthouse will be open to the public on Monday, 6 November 2023. The Police Station will be open to the public the following week.

As stated by Police Minister Paul Papalia:

“The new Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex provides enhanced capacity and capability of WA Police and Department of Justice resources.

“It will improve efficiencies for both custodial and operational support facilities.

“Hundreds of officers and court staff will be based in the custom-designed building, which will help to keep the residents of Armadale, and surrounding suburbs safe for decades to come.

“The Cook Government is committed to providing police and the Western Australian public with the facilities they deserve, that’s why work to deliver new police stations is also underway in Gosnells, Forrestfield, Baldivis, Bayswater, Kununurra, and Fremantle.

As stated by Attorney General John Quigley:

“The Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex provides a modern and safe environment for Justice and WA Police staff, those in custody, and the wider community.

“The purpose-built centre is also an important civic landmark, one the people of Armadale can be proud of.

“Members of the public use courthouses for a variety of reasons, not just to face criminal charges, but as a victim of crime, a witness, or to process paperwork for life-changing moments like registering a birth, death or marriage.

“The courthouse will feature state-of-the-art video conferencing and digital recording facilities, five courtrooms, a pre-trial conference room, plus separate and secure facilities for victims of crime.”

As stated by Armadale MLA Dr Tony Buti:

“This is a fantastic new facility. Based in Armadale’s CBD, it will provide a boost for local employment and businesses.

“The Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex has been designed to not only be suitable for the local district now, but also well into the future.”

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