The Precinct’s ICT infrastructure will give the Ministry the tools it needs to deliver modern, accessible, people-centred justice services
The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will be fitted with the latest cloud-based and wireless telecommunications technology under an agreement recently signed between the Ministry of Justice and Spark.
The contract is part of the Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) shared capability, which is changing the way telecommunications services are delivered, managed and used by government agencies.
The Precinct is due to open in the third quarter of this year and when it does, everyone working in the facility will be able to connect and collaborate wirelessly from day one.
The $300 million Precinct will be home to the Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Police, Department of Corrections, New Zealand Fire Service, St John New Zealand, Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, and Canterbury Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group and the Christchurch City Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management.
The Precinct’s ICT infrastructure will give the Ministry the tools it needs to deliver modern, accessible, people-centred justice services, says Ministry of Justice chief executive Andrew Bridgman.
“The Precinct will be a world-class facility and the telecommunications services provided will truly represent a new way of working for the Ministry,” says Bridgman, in a statement.
“Our people in Christchurch will be able to work flexibly using secure ICT services without being bound to their desks. The mobile connectivity will improve the flow of information throughout the Precinct from front counters to busy courtrooms, improving the service we deliver to the judiciary and our stakeholders while creating a more consistent experience for our customers.
“The services also allow agencies to easily connect with each other and customers who may be using multiple services at the Precinct, a great example of how the precinct will provide better public services through innovation and new ways of collaborating. We can also reduce costs for all of the Precinct agencies by sharing ICT infrastructure.”
Spark Digital CEO Jolie Hodson says the underlying infrastructure being installed and the equipment being provided for the Ministry are designed so that services can be easily and seamlessly updated, "allowing the Precinct to continue innovating as technology develops into the future".
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