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​​​Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre upgrade

Given its strategic location within the Sydney basin, the Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre was 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.

The facility was opened in 2000 and was originally named Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre. It was renamed Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre in April 2020 in memory of correctional officer Geoffrey Pearce OAM. 

The original centre housed up to 380 male inmates in a minimum-security environment. As part of the upgrade, the facility was rebuilt with a mix of minimum- and medium-security beds, tailored for remand inmates. The gatehouse and administration block was replaced, and the visits area refurbished. The centre's capacity did not change.

Construction on this project commenced in September 2018 and was completed in April 2020. The upgraded centre was officially opened on 20 August 2020 by the Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections.

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