New prisons, work camps and detention centres are built by the Department of Corrective Services to cater for the needs of the Western Australian community.
The development of new facilities is guided by continuous research, prisoner population projections, standards and service provision.
Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison replacement
The new $232 million prison will replace the existing prison in the Eastern Goldfields and will provide modern custodial facilities for male and female prisoners of all security ratings. The prison will mean more offenders from the Goldfields can serve their sentences close to their families and communities.
The prison will provide an extra 250 beds (total 350 beds) in the Goldfields region and improve the overall level of custodial services. It will be designed to engage Aboriginal prisoners in culturally-appropriate programs and courses, and for the first time in the region, have a separate and specific focus on the needs of female prisoners.
Department of Corrective Services
141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 9264 1293
Facsimile: +61 8 9264 1269
Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016