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​​​​​​​Mid North Coast Correctional Centre (MNCCC)

As part of the NSW Government’s $3.8 billion Prison Bed Capacity Program, the Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre is undergoing an expansion. This expansion will deliver a facility that operates more efficiently, has a greater focus on inmate rehabilitation and maintains safety and security.

The expansion includes: 

  • An additional 440 new medium-security beds for male inmates;
  • Modifications to the gatehouse and administration building; and
  • Supporting infrastructure including car parking, staff facilities, programs, industries, inmate processing and a clinic for the new medium-security compound.

The expansion will create temporary jobs during construction and permanent jobs on completion, with flow-on effects for local businesses.

On 16 February 2018 ground was officially broken on site, allowing for construction to commence. Construction is expected to be completed by early-2020. So far the site has been cleared and the major earthworks have commenced. 

REF and associated reports:

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) took place in November 2016.  

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


L-R: Managing Director of Watpac Martin Monro, Mayor of Kempsey Liz Campbell, Member for Oxley The Hon Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Corrections The Hon David Elliott, Commissioner Peter Severin, Deputy Secretary Justice Infrastructure and Assets Martin Berry and Director North Custodial Corrections Glen Scholes officially break ground at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre in February 2018.






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