New high security facility planned for Geelong Correctional Precinct.

VICTORIA’S Department of Justice & Regulation has embarked on a $A173 million expansion project, the core of which will be a new maximum-security prison at the Geelong Prison Precinct, which includes Barwon Prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre.

Building within the existing Prison Precinct has been identified as a good option due to existing infrastructure such as road and public transport links and the proximity to local courts. With significant recent population growth, the Western Victoria region is a location capable of providing for a workforce to build and service the new prison facility.

The development will require a full range of building works, including electronic security solutions, fences, gates and management solutions.

Project scope includes:

* Accommodation for at least 700 prisoners
* Capacity for expansion of the prison population
* Creation of more than 650 ongoing jobs

This tender has a long lead time – it closes on December 31, 2020.