Given its strategic location within the Sydney basin, the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre is being upgraded to a more secure yet more flexible design that can:
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.
Outer Metropolitan opened in 2000 and 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.