Centre honours former WA judge


The new justice centre.
The new justice centre.

PERTH’S new justice centre will honour the memory of David Kingsley Malcolm.

Premier Colin Barnett said Chief Justice Malcolm was a great West Australian whose reputation would live on in the David Malcolm Justice Centre.

“Our State not only benefited from David Malcolm’s lifelong commitment to justice, but also from his inspirational and generous support of charities and community organisations,” Mr Barnett said.

The 33-storey tower will be home to new Supreme Courts and offices for the departments of the Attorney General and Treasury.

Attorney General Michael Mischin said he was sure the former Chief Justice would have been pleased to see the State’s legal facilities progressing in this way.

“Extra facilities for the Supreme Court have been talked about for decades, and its new home will include five floors of civil court rooms, as well as six floors of judicial and staff offices, all designed to accommodate expected future growth,” Mr Mischin said.