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Southport Courthouse

Southport Courthouse is the Gold Coast's major courthouse. It houses courtrooms and chambers for part of the District Court of Queensland, which has jurisdiction to hear petty crimes and civil matters up to A$750,000.

Southport Courthouse logo.jpg
Main sign
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Front of building, 2006
General information
Status Open
Type Courthouse
Address Corner Davenport and Hinze Streets, Southport
Town or city Gold Coast
Country Australia
Opened 2 February 1998

It is located in the Southport legal district on the corner of Davenport and Hinze Street.[1] A subsidiary Magistrates' Court of Queensland is located at Coolangatta.

The building was designed by ABM Architects.[2] When completed the building housed five district courts, nine magistrates courts, a central registry, accommodation for 13 magistrates, six judges, and a watchhouse which contains cells for 68 detainees.[2]

Contents

Court complex extensionsEdit

Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge opened the $25.9 million Southport Court extensions and watch house on February 2, 1998.

JudgesEdit

Southport's judges are:

  • Judge J.E. Newton - 25 February 1991
  • Judge C.F Wall Q.C - 11 September 1996
  • Judge M. E. Rackemann - 12 January 2004
  • Judge F Kingham -17 July 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Southport District Court". Queensland Courts. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Southport Courthouse". Ainsley Bell & Murchison Architects. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 

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