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  • The Government has budgeted $122.1 million for construction and improvement works under the Ministry of Justice.
  • This is outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • The project is being financed through the Consolidated Fund.

The Government has budgeted $122.1 million for construction and improvement works under the Ministry of Justice.

This is outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

Of the sum, $72.1 million will go towards the construction and improvement of courthouses. This money will be used to complete all works on Public Buildings North (Justice Square – King Street) and commission into use; and commence refurbishing of Public Building East and achieve 30 per cent completion.

The remaining $50 million will be used to complete refurbishing of the Hagley Park Road Complex.

Targets for the new fiscal year include tender and award contracts for the refurbishing and improvement of four existing buildings to achieve five per cent completion; and engage the National Works Agency to design the ingress and egress to the site, to include adequate parking facilities, and the development of a Traffic Management Plan from project inception to close out.

The project is being financed through the Consolidated Fund.