Kyneton Courthouse Upgrade
Attorney-General Martin Pakula and member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced a 1.2 million refurbishment of the Kyneton Magistrates' Court.
The upgrade will include safe waiting spaces and interview rooms, a secure Registry counter and a new disability accessible public entry.
Building security will also be improved with the supply of hand-held scanning wands and security officers.
The officers will provide roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people when required, including for women and children who have been victims of family violence.
Security upgrades will deliver key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence as well as enable safer movement of people in custody.
The 159-year-old bluestone courthouse has remained substantially unchanged from its original design.
Planning work is now underway and the project is scheduled to be completed in mid-2018.
Read the full press release here