Justice Precinct Needed in South West Sydney
28 Mar 2019
A multi-purpose justice precinct is needed to meet demand in South West Sydney, says the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
Backing the call from the Law Society of NSW to establish a justice precinct in the region,
David Borger, Executive Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber, said, “Justice precincts should be in areas that are accessible to everyone.
“Residents living in the South West of Sydney are forced to travel long distances to have their cases heard. With the region experiencing a faster population growth than the rest of Sydney, it makes good sense for a law precinct to be based there – close to where people live.
“The courts in Sydney’s South West are out-dated and not properly equipped to manage community demand. Court users are travelling to courts in Wollongong, Parramatta or the Sydney CBD to resolve family disputes. This is just unacceptable,” Mr Borger said.
“The Chamber is calling on government to establish a state-of-the-art and well-resourced justice precinct so everyone has access to the court system,” he said.
The We Support South-Western Sydney Justice Precinct campaign is supported by the Macarthur Regional Law Society, Liverpool Fairfield Regional Law Society, NSW Bar Association, Campbelltown City Council, Liverpool City Council, Camden Council, Wollondilly Shire Council, Western Sydney Business Connect, Western Sydney Business Chamber, NSW Police Association, Camden Region Economic Taskforce, NCOSS, Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) and the Greater Sydney Commission.