Court workers given 25 hours to respond
Local lawyers, police, legal aid workers and workers in government agencies were given just 25 hours to provide feedback about planned closure of Woy Woy courthouse to Local Court hearing.
A six-sentence email from the NSW Department of Justice's Woy Woy Court Services registrar Ms Fiona Cotton announced the "proposal for changes to Woy Woy Court listings".
The email, addressed to 38 recipients, was sent at 12:51pm on January 12.
It said: "The Chief Magistrate's Office has received additional resources and hence has reviewed existing resource allocation.
"They have created a proposal concerning the allocation or re-allocation of these resources as follows;
"In regards to Woy Woy Court listings, the proposal is that the Local Court sittings on Tuesdays will be absorbed by Gosford Local Court and be replaced by Wyong Children's Court list on Tuesdays.
"This is tentatively planned to commence in March 2017.
"They have asked for feedback from stakeholders.
"If there is anything you would like to raise, please advise by 2pm tomorrow," Ms Cotton's email concluded.
Email, 12 Jan 2017
Fiona Cotton, Justice NSW
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