Raymond Terrace Courthouse Restored After 180 Years Of Service

MLC For Hunter Taylor Martin shared the news about the renovations at Raymond Terrace Courthouse. Photo: Marian Sampson.

 

FOR some a visit to Raymond Terrace Courthouse is a dark day, for others they see justice served and for even more it can be a trip through history.

Raymond Terrace has many historical buildings and sites of significance to modern history and one of these is Raymond Terrace Courthouse.

The historic courthouse has a new look in its 180th year thanks to revitalisation work on the building.

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Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said the $100,000 project recognises the value of the courthouse in the local community.

“This work is about improving the experience of court users by creating a better environment for them,” Mr Martin said.

“It was a vital opportunity to tackle general repairs and maintenance on this local landmark which has served the region for many decades.”

Work on the William Street site included painting, landscaping and lighting.

“The front lower roof, front gutters and drainage pits were also cleaned,” he said.

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman said the facelift is part of a $1.3 million COVID-19 stimulus spend on priority projects to support communities.

“These upgrades create jobs in communities which were in the midst of recovery from fire or flood when the pandemic hit,” Mr Speakman said.

“It’s part of the NSW Government’s commitment to boost the local economy of affected communities by backing local suppliers, businesses and tradespeople.

“It also builds on work carried out in 2020 thanks to $9 million of COVID-19 stimulus funding for regional courthouses across our state.”

The Raymond Terrace revamp complements essential fire safety upgrades which have been funded from the $100 million Sustaining Critical Infrastructure Program.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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