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​​​Parklea Correctional Centre upgrade

As part of its commitment to Better Prisons, the NSW Government is upgrading the Parklea Correctional Centre to provide extra accommodation for male inmates.

Artist’s impression of the upgraded facility

Artist’s impression of the upgraded facility.

Parklea has been specifically chosen to allow inmates to be close to their families in Sydney and to cut down travel times to the major Sydney courts.

The work at Parklea Correctional Centre is divided into two components:

  • 150-bed minimum-security facility for male inmates –
    known as Area 4
  • 500-bed maximum-security facility for male inmates. 

On Monday 27 November 2017 Parklea Correctional Centre Area 4 was officially opened. The facility includes three 50-bed accommodation buildings, a visits building, support services building, shade structures, playing fields and landscaping.

This infrastructure adds to Corrective Services NSW’s capacity to accommodate inmates in the Sydney metropolitan area. It also supports an external leave program to re-integrate offenders in custody back into the community through work and educational opportunities.

Construction of the 500-bed maximum-security facility commenced 16 January 2017 and is expected to be completed by early 2020. This project also includes a clinic, AVL building, programs and industries building, recreational areas, refurbishment to the gatehouse and a new visits area.

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Construction worker pictogram

Construction update

Work takes place between 7am–6pm Monday to Friday and 8am–1pm on Saturdays. From time to time, work may need to continue later due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Construction vehicles access the site via Sentry Drive. Please take care when walking or driving near construction sites.