The NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman, announced yesterday that the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will have its own premises at Parramatta, providing greater access to tribunal services in Western Sydney.
NCAT provides a timely and cost effective way of dealing with a broad range of disputes from building work to decisions on guardianship and administrative reviews of government decisions.
Attorney General Mark Speakman said the new premises will quadruple capacity in Parramatta from five hearing days a week to 20 hearing days a week.
The new state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities will include four hearing rooms equipped with high definition video conferencing technology, five conciliation rooms, a registry, public service counter and waiting room.
Mr Speakman said construction company Rork Projects Pty Limited will carry out the $2.3 million fit out on Level 5 of 9 George Street, Parramatta.
In 2018/19, NCAT held nearly 4,300 hearings at Parramatta and 85,000 hearings in more than 75 locations across NSW. More than a third of those took place in regional areas.
The media release can be read here: https://inbrief.nswbar.asn.au/posts/08b347d11316f1372f3414b4c429ca66/attachment/25.8.20%20AG%20MR.pdf
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