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​Macquarie Correctional Centre, Wellington

On Friday 15 December 2017 the Macquarie Correctional Centre in Wellington was commissioned and officially opened after 12 months of intense construction.

The 400-bed maximum-security Macquarie Correctional Centre is part of the NSW Government's $3.8 billion prison infrastructure program to address the state's rising prison population.

The Macquarie Correctional Centre is Australia's first maximum-security dormitory-style prison – that provides inmates with a carefully structured day which sees them gainfully occupied for up to 15-hours per day.

This secure dormitory-style facility will also help alleviate the state-wide pressures and make CSNSW operations safer and more efficient.

Photo: Recently completed 400 Maximum Security Facility, Wellington

Project Details

REF and associated reports

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Wellington Correctional Centre was completed in July 2016 by consultants GHD.

Copies of the REF are available by emailing newprisons@justice.nsw.gov.au or phoning our Stakeholder Engagement Team from Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm on 1800 875 345. 


Macquarie Correctional Centre details

Macquarie Correctional Centre Information