The Hopkins Correctional Centre is being upgraded as part of the $798 million Prison Infill Expansion program which involves the upgrade of the existing infrastructure at five Victorian prisons. The program is part of the government’s $1.8 billion investment in the 2019-20 Budget to provide flexible prison capacity, deliver programs to break the cycle of reoffending and keep people out of prison. Hopkins Correctional Centre is a medium security prison that currently provides accommodation for sentenced and un-sentenced prisoners with protection requirements in an open campus-style environment that combines community-style prison design with the Better Living Model case management model for prisoner management.
The scope of the project involves the removal and replacement of the now obsolete Kiora accommodation unit with a new 94 bed accommodation block split into two distinct units to cater to mainstream and vulnerable prisoners. In addition to this, the scope will see the expansion of the existing horticultural precinct with additional teaching spaces to facilitate the delivery of Certificate II and III in horticulture, as well as upgrade of the existing denicull unit management cells and newly built programs / interview rooms.
The project is being delivered under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) where North, as an expert in complex procurement and delivery, has been engaged to provide Project Management services for Aegis due to our previous experience in delivering and managing PPP's. Consideration has been given to various contracting strategies to minimise delivery time and the impact on the decanting periods for the prison. The project is currently in the delivery phase expected for completion in early 2023.
AMP/State Government of Victoria
Social Infrastructure, Justice