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Expanding Victoria's prison systems

The Department of Justice and Regulation is examining a number of options to manage the ongoing growth of the prison population in Victoria, which has increased by approximately 50 per cent over the past five years.

The planning is important to manage this growth. We are looking at a range of possible sites for new facilities, including land within the vicinity of the existing Barwon prison precinct at Lara.

Once a site is identified, we will ensure the local community is kept informed and engaged in the construction planning process.

You can register your email address by emailing and we will keep you up to date on progress.