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In order to meet a spike in demand, between 2016 and 2018 we:
These projects ensured that inmates could be safely and securely housed while longer-term accommodation was built. In September 2019 the NSW Government announced that this temporary capacity would be progressively withdrawn. Over the next two years, we will:
This decision reflects our responsibility to use new infrastructure to improve safety and security for staff and inmates.
CSNSW is working with staff and the Public Service Association to manage the impact of these changes on our people.
Berrima Correctional Centre is a State-significant historic site. We want to ensure it is protected and accessible for future generations. In the months ahead, we will discuss potential uses for the site with Wingecarribee Shire Council and other stakeholders.
Similarly we will work with Wollongong City Council to determine the future use of the Illawarra Reintegration Centre. We welcome suggestions from the community on alternative uses for the site.