Lara Prison Precinct Expansion Project




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Lara Prison Precinct Expansion Project
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STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $689.5M AUD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government has committed to build a new maximum security male prison, with 700 bed capacity, at the Lara Prison Precinct. Lara Prison Precinct currently consists of the maximum-security Barwon Prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre. The new prison will be roughly double the size of Barwon Prison.

In January 2018, the Government announced that it would need to buy land for the planned expansion. In April 2018, the Government committed to $689.5 million for the prison, which was confirmed in the 2018-19 Budget.

Construction is set to commence in early 2019 with completion scheduled for 2022.

The new prison will help to cope with current overcrowding in the prison system as well as prepare for an increase in the prison population due to high population growth and changes to sentencing laws.



Last reviewed: 02/05/2018

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