Dillwynia Correctional Centre Expansion
The expansion of Dillwynia Correctional Centre in Windsor, NSW, will add 248 maximum security beds and education facilities to the existing women’s correctional facility.
The project is part of the NSW Government’s $3.8 billion Better Prisons program which addresses prison overcrowding in NSW and aims to reduce recidivism and improve occupational health and safety for inmates and staff.
The design and construction elements of the project include:
- A visitor processing building
- A health, reception and industries building
- A programs and inmate services building
- An education building
- A segregation building
- Five accommodation buildings
- Recreation areas and trauma informed landscaping.
The new maximum-security accommodation blocks will better support Dillwynia’s ‘graduated living’ model that allows inmates to remain at the same facility for the duration of their sentence. This improves stability for the inmate and makes it easier to deliver training and programs aimed at reducing reoffending.
Dillwynia Correctional Centre opened in 2004 and is spread over a seven-hectare site. The area of the facility will grow to just under 10 hectares as a result of the expansion.