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An essential part of Victoria’s prison expansion program.

Ravenhall Correctional Centre

The Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a male medium-security prison accommodating 1,000 beds with future capacity for an additional 300 beds.

The facility is providing unprecedented levels of in-custody and post-release programs aimed at reducing recidivism and providing greater rehabilitative support.  

The local community played an important role in the facility’s development, with a community advisory group established to enable local input into planning.

Located within the Department of Justice precinct adjacent to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Metropolitan Remand Centre, the facility was constructed as a full-service PPP (Public Private Partnership) under the Victorian Government’s Partnerships Victoria framework and included a mix of low‐rise accommodation, administration, programs, health and mental health facilities, industries and recreation buildings surrounded by a secure perimeter wall. 

The scope of the $650 million project included 46 buildings spread over a 40-hectare precinct. A main feature is the multiple specialist units to meet the complex needs of inmates. The project also included construction of one of Australia’s largest forensic mental health services with a 75-bed secure mental health unit, 25-bed close supervision unit and a self-contained 25-bed unit.

  • Customer
    Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • Location
    Ravenhall, Victoria
  • Specialisation
    Justice & corrections
  • Start
    September 2014
  • End
    October 2017
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Our collaboration and open communication with all partners resulted in the project being delivered to the highest standard, on time and on budget.
The dedicated forensic mental health zone includes a landscaped therapeutic environment to deliver clinical and program services to voluntary inmates/patients.


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