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​Parklea Correctional Centre

Project Summary

Parklea Correctional Centre is being expanded as part of the NSW Government’s $3.8 billion Prison Bed Capacity Program. 

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 offenders, known as Parklea Correctional Centre Area 4. Construction was completed in September 2017; and
  • 500-bed maximum-security facility for male offenders. 

On Monday 27 November 2017 Parklea Correctional Centre Area 4 was officially opened by member for Riverstone Mr Kevin Conolly MP. 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 mid-2019. This project also includes a clinic, AVL building, programs and industries building, recreational areas, refurbishment to the gatehouse and a new visits area. 

REF and associated reports:

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was undertaken in three stages, with Stages 1 and 2 completed in July 2016 and Stage 3 completed in December 2016.

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


Member for Riverstone Mr Kevin Conolly MP (left), and Commissioner Peter Severin (right), officially open Parklea Correctional Centre Area 4.