Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Te Manatū Ture me Te Kāhui Whakamarumaru
The Justice and Emergency Service Precinct will include Police, Courts, Corrections, and Justice as well as related emergency services - St John Ambulance, NZ Fire Service, and civil defence - both local and international.
It will bring a substantial workforce into the central city, stimulating recovery by supporting retail and commercial activity in the central area.
A great location
The precinct is located on the block defined by Lichfield, Colombo, Tuam and Durham Streets. The site will accommodate up to 840 justice sector staff and 370 emergency services staff. The precinct will include 31,000 square metres of built floor area, possibly combining above and below ground construction.
A combined approach
The justice sector will achieve operational efficiencies and an improved service delivery model through colocation and collaboration between the Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Police, and Department of Corrections. These different agencies will share infrastructure and increasingly integrate their service delivery.
Emergency services sharing the same location will also help them to coordinate service delivery. For example, a joint emergency services communications centre will support the various functions of the New Zealand Fire Services, St John and Civil Defence.
- located in the south-west of the central city;
- supports retailers and other businesses in the central city;
- provides opportunities for collaboration and sharing of amenities and resources;
- allows an integrated approach to service delivery;
- ensures clear channels of communication.