The planned refurbishment of Parramatta Local Courtï¿½will commence in July 2008. As a result, alternative listing arrangements are necessary. Effective Monday, 7 July 2008, the following arrangements will commence:
1.ï¿½Parramatta Local Court Sitting at the Parramatta Trial Court Complex
One magistrate will be rostered to sit at Parramatta Trial Court Complex. This magistrate will be responsible for:
a.ï¿½the Centralised Committal List;
b.ï¿½Listing from Parramatta Local Area Command;
d.ï¿½Traffic and Summons lists; and
e.ï¿½Apprehended Violence List*.
Defended matters will be directed to Bankstown Local Court for hearing.
*Apprehended Violence Complaints that relate to a charge should be listed with the charge at the Local Court for that local area command.
2.ï¿½Bankstown Local Courtï¿½
Every day four magistrates will sit at Bankstown Local Court, which will absorb the following additional work from Parramatta:
a.ï¿½Listingsï¿½ fromï¿½ï¿½ Rosehillï¿½ï¿½ Localï¿½ Areaï¿½ Commandï¿½ï¿½ (includingï¿½ custodial matters); and
b.ï¿½Defended work from Parramatta Local Court.
3.ï¿½Hornsby Local Court
Two magistrates will sit at Hornsby Local Court each day. Hornsby will absorb from Parramattaï¿½listings from the Hillsï¿½Local Area Command (including custodial matters).
4.ï¿½Manly Local Court
It will be necessary for Manly Local Court to return to previous arrangements where each Monday, Thursday and Friday it will sit two courts. Each Tuesday and Wednesday one magistrate will sit at Manly and the second magistrate will be rostered at North Sydney Local Court.
5.ï¿½Ryde Local Court
Ryde Local Court will sit five days per week and each Monday will hear short defended work from Parramatta Local Court.
The refurbishment work at Parramatta Local Court is expected to last twelve months. Court users are encouraged to contact the Local Court registrars for further information as to listing arrangements at each of these local courts during this time.
2 April 2008