Continuing to progress a replacement Burnie Court Complex - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government made a clear commitment to work with the community on the Burnie Court redevelopment to deliver a contemporary court complex that is fit for purpose and enables the efficient operation of the Supreme and Magistrates Courts in Burnie.

The Burnie Court Complex, currently located at 38 Alexander Street, houses the Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Courts.

The building was opened in the early 1970s. It no longer meets the essential functional and operational requirements of a contemporary court facility.

Following community feedback that indicated a strong desire to retain the Burnie Court Complex in the Central Business District (CBD), the Government instructed the Department of Treasury and Finance to conduct a targeted Expression of Interest (EOI) process to ascertain if the CBD had any potentially suitable sites before continuing with the project. Three sites were subject to further investigation and assessment following the EOI process.

On 22 December 2022, the Government announced that two CBD sites, identified through the Expression of Interest process conducted earlier this year, have been assessed as suitable for a replacement Burnie Court Complex.

The two CBD sites are located at:

Concept plans for each of these sites are available by clicking on the address above.

Each of the CBD sites has capacity to accommodate a fourth court to deal with increasing demand and support the delivery of high quality justice and court administration in the North West.

Before making a decision on the location for this important development, the Government is inviting feedback from the Burnie community and project stakeholders as to the suitability of each of these sites for a new Burnie Court Complex

How do I have my say during this consultation process?

You can make a submission either by email or by post, and all submissions will be formally recorded and acknowledged by the Project Team.

How to make a submission

We must receive all written submissions on by 5:00pm on Friday 10 February 2023.

You can make your submission either online, by email or by post.

Submit online

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Important: By submitting your file, you agree to publish it on this website.


Email your submission to


Mail your submission to

Department of Justice
Strategic Infrastructure Projects
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001

Contact us on (03) 6165 6793  or by email if you require assistance preparing your submission or have any general enquiries regarding the project.

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on the Department of Justice website.

Individual submissions will be published as well as a summary of consultation outcomes which will be provided to government to inform their final decision on the most appropriate site for the Burnie Court Complex.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy (external link).

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.