Until late 2013, the periodic centre (formerly known as Wollongong COSP) was used as a Community Offender Support Programs Centre. This facility will be repurposed in early 2017 to become a 60-bed minimum male security centre. Works will cover refurbishment and compliance.
The facility will have a focus on treatment and intervention programs to address inmates’ offending behaviour and reduce their risk of re-offending. Work, education and vocational training opportunities will help offenders prepare for successful reintegration into the community. As per the previous operation, the Centre will work on community partnerships, working with Council on a number of initiatives.
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Correctional Centre was completed in July 2016 by Asset Management Services, Dept of Justice.
Illawarra Reintegration Centre REF report [PDF 2.7MB]
Preliminary site establishment works are now underway.
Site establishment letter Unanderra [PDF, 300KB]