Cessnock Correctional Complex is being expanded. The works at Cessnock Correctional Complex are divided into three components:
Planning and design of the 240 bed expansion includes:
The 330-bed expansion site continues to take shape. Once complete, it will provide a new health clinic, industries and programs area, an administration building as well as additional parking for staff and visitors.
The Hunter Correctional Centre, one of the rapid build prisons, was officially opened on 30 January 2018 and is now operational.
This Rapid Build Prison contains dormitory accommodation which provides up to fifteen hours of structured inmate activity per day. This offers inmates high levels of opportunity for work, education and training, to better prepare them for reintegration into the community.
For further information, please contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team by phoning 1800 875 345 (8am-5pm Monday-Friday) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Correctional Complex was completed in October 2016 by JBA Urban Planning Consultants.
Corrective Services NSW is considering an alternative permanent access road into the centre.
Copies of the REF are available by emailing email@example.com or phoning our Stakeholder Engagement Team from Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm on 1800 875 345.
Photo: Recently completed 400-bed maximum-security facility.
Night work commencing notice 24 July 2017 [PDF, 417KB]
General works notification 2 July 2017 [PDF, 341KB]
Update water main work as at 22 May 2017 [PDF, 479KB]
Project update report - April 2017 [PDF, 241KB]
Watermain works notification 23 March 2017 [456KB]
Increased traffic on Kerlew St, Nulkaba February 2017 [PDF, 570KB]
Cessnock Fact Sheet Nov 2016 [PDF, 6.2MB]