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Wheatbelt Work Camp

Fast facts

Host prison:Wooroloo Prison Farm
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Opened:8 February 2012
Location:Outskirts of Dowerin, Wheatbelt area, Western Australia

The new work camp

Officially opened in its new location on 8 February 2012, the new and expanded work camp facility at Dowerin will significantly improve service delivery to Wheatbelt communities, while affording prisoners the opportunity to undertake life and work skills development in an environment that better reflects their low risk to the community.

The need to develop a new work camp in the Wheatbelt region was in response to the failing infrastructure of the previous facility in Kellerberrin, as well as the increasing minimum security prisoner musters.

The new work camp will be an integral part of the local community and at the same time, self-contained in terms of its capacity to deliver services on site.  A fully equipped classroom and workshop will enable participants to now receive a similar level of education, work ready programs and industry specific training and as provided for in prisons.

Where practical, community based offenders will have the opportunity to participate in joint projects with work camp prisoners providing for a flexible and coordinated approach to offender management and enhancing compliance with judicial orders.

Contact details

Wheatbelt Work Camp - Dowerin
Located approximately 5 km east of Dowerin on Goomalling-Wyalkatchem Road
C/- Dowerin Post Office
Telephone (Wooroloo Prison): +61 8 9573 3000

Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016