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23 October 2015

The verdict is in

Laing O’Rourke will deliver a new $150 million justice precinct for the national capital as both construction provider and an equity partner, with the announcement today that our Juris Partnership consortium has been selected as preferred proponent. 

ACT Law CourtsVernon Circle view

The ACT Courts Facility in the centre of Canberra, will be the Territory’s first public private partnership. Our team also involves Macquarie Capital and Programmed FM services.

In a statement today, ACT Deputy Chief Minister and Attorney-General Simon Corbell MLA said: 

“The new ACT Courts Facility will accommodate the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Magistrates Court and Childrens Court with a four story new link building fronting Vernon Circle joining the existing Magistrates and refurbished Supreme Court buildings.

“The facility will have 18 courtrooms, five of which will be fitted to accommodate juries.  Other features in the facility including a dedicated witness suite, interpreters’ facilities and framework to support the hearing impaired”.

“The facility will also promote best practice facilities for witnesses and their families, with dedicated spaces for community service and domestic violence support agencies and a mediation hub with facilities capable of hosting multi-party mediations,” the Attorney-General said.


We are confident the Juris Partnership solution will deliver an outstanding new legal precinct for the ACT while maintaining an important emphasis on heritage, urban design and sustainability.

Mark DimmockRegion Director, Laing O'Rourke

Speaking at today’s announcement, Region Director Mark Dimmock praised the team for what had been an intensive but collaborative bid process.

“Laing O’Rourke is extremely excited to be involved in the delivery of this iconic project for Canberra,” Mr Dimmock said.  

“We are confident the Juris Partnership solution will deliver an outstanding new legal precinct for the ACT while maintaining an important emphasis on heritage, urban design and sustainability.

“We look forward to working in collaboration with our delivery partners and the ACT Government to deliver value for money and engineering excellence on site.

“We will take sincere pride in the delivery of this project and are committed to leaving a legacy with the local community.

“Laing O’Rourke has delivered a wide range of social infrastructure projects here and overseas – and our teams are already working nearby as the Managing Contractor on the CSIRO Black Mountain consolidation project.”

ACT Law Courts Project Vernon Circle, Canberra
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