The $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch has been officially opened today.
The Precinct is the largest multi-agency government co-location project in New Zealand’s history.
It brings together all regional justice and emergency services in one purpose-built facility.
The precinct was officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English this morning.
During an open day on Sunday (17 September) members of the public will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at spaces that will be restricted once operations begin.
The open day will run from 10 am until 3 pm, with last entry at 2:30 pm.
After the open day, the agencies will begin moving in. It’s expected the first public services will start being provided from the precinct in the middle of October.
The buildings will be home to the Ministry of Justice and Christchurch-based judges, New Zealand Police, Department of Corrections, St John New Zealand, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, and the Civil Defence and Emergency Management functions of the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury.
For more information about the precinct, see:
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