Work on the expansion of the Wellington Correctional Centre commenced in August 2016 with earthworks currently underway. An additional 400 beds will be built at the Wellington Correctional Centre, creating some 220 new job opportunities. Corrective Services NSW has been a good neighbour to the local community for many years and is determined to maintain that important relationship.
The expansion has been designed as a Rapid Build Prison (RPB) which is a new concept for Australia. This secure dormitory-style facility was selected because it can be built quickly. Construction of this facility is expected to be complete by mid-2017.
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Wellington Correctional Centre was completed in July 2016 by consultants GHD.