Lilydale’s new Justice Service Centre is now officially open following its $1.5 million relocation and refit.
Centrally located at 23 John Street in Lilydale, the modern new centre gives community members the opportunity to research family history dating back to the 1830’s, make sheriff payments and submit births, deaths and marriages record applications, including Koori birth certificates.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing represented Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll at the new centre on Monday 10 February, cutting a ribbon to mark the centre’s official opening.
“The Lilydale community and the dedicated staff who work at the Justice Service Centre will greatly benefit from this new and much larger centre, as will members of surrounding areas who visit to obtain local access to information and services,” she said.
The project forms part of the government’s $320 million in funding to strengthen community-based justice services, which includes $70 million to deliver 25 new Justice Service Centres, as well as 18 refits and two extensions across Victoria.
Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll said he is proud to be delivering these packages across the state.
“Justice Service Centres bring a number of important services together under the same roof and demand for these services continue to grow, which is why this investment is so crucial,” Ben said.