Court­house is back in ac­tion

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The his­toric Co­bram court­house re­opened its doors to­day and will com­mence court sit­tings from Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18.

The court­house had been closed since March last year when a fire de­stroyed the ma­jor­ity of the build­ing.

Court Ser­vices Vic­to­ria chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Brian Steven­son said he was re­lieved the ex­te­rior was left in­tact, which meant the court was able to be re­stored.

‘‘It’s great to see the court­house re­opened,’’ Mr Steven­son said.

‘‘We’ve been able to re­store it to its ini­tial spec­i­fi­ca­tions and also make mi­nor up­grades to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity and safety,’’ he said.

‘‘There’s a lit­tle more work to be done on the ex­te­rior of the build­ing, which is due for com­ple­tion next month, but the court is of­fi­cially back in op­er­a­tion and will no longer be sit­ting at the tem­po­rary site set up in the CFA build­ing.’’

From to­day, the court will op­er­ate its stan­dard hours on Wed­nes­days.

An of­fi­cial open­ing event will be held when works fin­ish later next month.

The com­mu­nity will be in­vited to cel­e­brate the court’s re­open­ing and walk through the his­toric court­house.

For in­for­ma­tion about court op­er­a­tions, visit: mag­is­tratescourt.vic.gov.au

Al­most fin­ished: The court­house be­ing re­stored to its for­mer glory.

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