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  • Client

    Department of Finance (WA)
  • Project Name

    Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Project End Date

    March 2017

This two-stage project was comprised of fitouts for Western Australia’s primary legal facilities, and involved design, delivery and ongoing technical support.

The fitout was across two sites in Perth – the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on Hay Street and the Supreme Court of Western Australia – Civil (SCC) in the Old Treasury Building Tower, now known as the David Malcolm Justice Centre.

The scope of works included courtrooms, hearing and mediation rooms; public lobbies and galleries; a remote witness room; media room; and collaborative meeting and office spaces.

Our detailed design balanced the high-level brief from consultants Hewshott International, with the AV tech standards set by the Department of the Attorney General for all WA courts.


Courtrooms are equipped with full communications technology including Sony SRG-300H HD PTZ Cameras and NEC P801 80″ display monitors.

For The Record digital court recording was integrated, as well as Makita encoders for court streaming to the web.

AV is controlled via AMX Modero X Series panoramic tabletop touch control panels.


AMX formed the foundation for control and video distribution, consistent with court systems state-wide.

The extensive audio requirements of the project resulted in one of the largest AVB deployments using Biamp Tesira (at the time of installation) which in the courts needs to handle over 225 concurrent audio streams on the network.

Daily court listings are published throughout the buildings’ digital signage displays using PADS.

Rutledge AV also built a Technical Support Room – a centralised control hub that remotely manages and supports all AV equipment across both the SAT and Supreme Court; and in future will monitor all courts in WA.


The Technical Support Room, enables up to three court technology staff to actively support all AV systems. To bolster this facility the AMX remote monitoring platform was rolled out to enable proactive management and fault reporting; giving support teams a live snapshot of all AV systems. Video streaming allows support staff to remotely tap in to any video feed – virtually facilitating a physical presence within the room being monitored.


Rutledge AV was dedicated to delivering a reliable and simple-to-manage AV solution that fulfils the sophisticated demands of Western Australia’s highest legal environments.

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