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​​​Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre upgrade

Given its strategic location within the Sydney basin, the Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre is being upgraded to a more secure yet more flexible design that can:

  • provide improved work and educational opportunities for inmates on long-term remand
  • expand access to voluntary drug treatment and other programs that help to reduce reoffending.

Historically, services provided to remand inmates have been limited because the time they will spend within the system can be very short. But with more inmates spending longer on remand, we need specialist facilities designed to ensure that time spent on remand is not wasted.

Formerly named Outer Metropolitan Multi Purpose Correctional Centre, the facility was opened in 2000 and renamed Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre in April 2020 in memory of correctional officer Geoffrey Pearce OAM. The existing centre can house up to 380 male inmates in a minimum-security environment. As part of the upgrade, we will rebuild the facility with a mix of minimum- and medium-security beds, tailored for remand inmates. The gatehouse and administration block will be replaced, and the visits area refurbished. The centre’s capacity will not change.

The upgrade is due to be completed in early 2020.

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