Master Builder of the Year | National 2016, 2019 | Victoria 2016, 2017, 2019
PROJECTS | Victoria

Bendigo Law Courts

Sector

Community

Value

$152M

Client

Court Services Victoria

Consultants

CBRE Melbourne
John Wardle Architects
ASPECT Studios
Slattery
Integral Group
WSP Australia

Kane Constructions and joint venture partner Nicholson Construction (KNJV) is currently delivering a state-of-the-art regional court for Bendigo. The $152 million landmark civic building will transform the delivery of justice in Bendigo and Loddon Mallee, an area extending from Kyneton to Mildura throughout the north-west of Victoria.

Kane Nicholson was awarded the main works contract in April 2021 following a competitive tendering process, and the partnership brings together national large-scale construction knowledge and local construction expertise. In April 2021, Kane Nicholson delivered the $100 million Ballarat GovHub project.

The Bendigo Law Courts project will completely rebuild and expand the law courts, delivering the latest technology and infrastructure to enable remote hearings, display evidence, video conferencing, and live streaming.

Collaboration with Bendigo's Traditional Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung has informed elements of the design, and John Wardle Architects and landscape architects ASPECT Studios have worked closely with the Dja Dja Wurrung to bring these ideas to life. These design features set the scene for a culturally sensitive and inclusive court for the people of Bendigo and the Loddon Mallee.

The project remains on track for completion in late 2022, with doors to open in early 2023.