Building the corrections and youth justice facilities we need

Victorians expect that we keep serious offenders in custody to protect the community from harm.

We’re upgrading and building new corrections and youth justice facilities. To meet growing demand, and so Victorians feel safe.

Our corrections and youth justice systems will be more secure. They will also have better supervision to address offending behaviour.

Victorians can be confident that our corrections and youth justice systems are:

  • properly resourced
  • future-proofed

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Up to 100 jobs will be created in regional Victoria during the construction of a new secure facility. 50 further jobs will be created when the facility opens at the end of 2018

 

Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 6 projects and reforms under this Justice and emergency services priority. These are detailed in the Justice and emergency services sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Ravenhall Prison

Construction of a medium-security men's prison at Ravenhall will help meet Victoria’s future needs.

The project is being delivered under the Partnerships Victoria framework, by GEO Group. Cost is $2.5 billion (net present value) over 25 years. Operations at the facility are due to commence in 2017.

Ravenhall Correctional Centre will initially accommodate 1,000 prisoners. But the facility is being built with capacity to accommodate 1,300. Key features include:

  • a 75-bed Forensic Mental Health Unit
  • a 25-bed Close Supervision Unit

These will allow for effective management of prisoners with a mental illness.

 

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 4 other priorities within the Justice and emergency services sector. They are:

Keeping Victorians safe

New and improved court services

Deploying ICT innovations

Enhancing public safety