Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex

Carnarvon, Western Australia

We were commissioned to provide full architectural services for the new Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex. The Agencies have been consolidated on one site to effectively meet the current and future policing and justice needs of Carnarvon and the surrounding communities. The project comprises the construction of a new purpose-built police, justice and corrections complex in a landmark position on the Former Gascoyne Traders Site on the corner of Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road.

The new facility comprises accommodation for the courts, tribunals and court registry; community justice service centre and office accommodation. There is a separate Police Station (for police officers and detectives) and a Custodial Facility for shared use by all Agencies.

The Police and Justice Complex represents a unique opportunity to substantially evolve the strategic master plan for Carnarvon and the Gascoyne region. Functionality, connectivity and community presence are key outcomes that have forged greater communication and efficiencies for Government and local authorities. It provides a unique experience for visitors and staff alike whilst conveying the importance or gravitas required of a justice complex. Understanding the guidelines and structures required for a police and courts building whilst adhering to timeless notions of form, circulation and spatial arrangement was crucial, reinforcing and maximising the architectural value the complex offers its users and the Carnarvon community.

Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex
Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex
Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex
  • Technical Information
  • Cox Team
Department of Finance, Building Management & Works
Project Status
Completed, 2012-2015
Key Consultants
Paterson Group Architects, Wood & Grieve Engineers, Jacobs, Pritchard Francis, Urbis
Contractor / Builder
Gross Floor Area
Community Youth Services 350m2
WA Police 1600m2
Courthouse 2190m2