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​​​Mid North Coast Correctional Centre upgrade

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

Artist’s impression of the new car park and administration building under construction at Bathurst Correctional Centre

Officer's station at Mid North Coast Correctional Centre.

The expansion includes:

  • An additional 440 new medium-security beds for male inmates
  • Modifications to the gatehouse and administration building
  • 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.

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Construction worker pictogram

Construction update

Most work takes place between 7am–6pm Monday to Friday and 8am–4pm 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 have been directed to avoid Sherwood Road between Armidale Road and Aldavilla Road.