- Phone 03 8363 6500
PO Box 490
St Albans VIC 3023
97 Riding Boundary Road
Ravenhall VIC 3023
A new medium security men’s prison has been built at Ravenhall, in Melbourne’s west, to accommodate 1,000 prisoners. The prison was officially opened on 12 October 2017, and began receiving prisoners on Monday, 13 November 2017.
The new prison is adjacent to the Metropolitan Remand Centre and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre on vacant government-owned land.
The Ravenhall Prison Project is being delivered as a full service public private partnership (PPP), with the GEO Consortium being responsible for the design, construction, financing, maintenance and operation of the facility over 25 years.
The GEO Consortium was selected to deliver the project following a comprehensive tender process. Key GEO Consortium members are GEO Group Australia, John Holland Group, Honeywell and Capella Capital.
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, known as Forensicare, will provide forensic mental health services at the prison, and health services will be delivered by Correct Care Australasia (formerly GEO Care).
Key alliance partners, including Kangan Institute, YMCA, The Gathering Place and Melbourne City Mission, will deliver programs and services both in custody and post-release in the community .
Major features of the project include:
Construction commenced in February 2015 and was completed in late 2017.
A Project Summary provides an overview of the project and its contractual and commercial aspects.
In 2013, the Department of Justice and Regulation, in conjunction with the Ravenhall Prison Project Community Advisory Group (CAG), invited interested individuals, businesses and community groups to attend information sessions on the proposed men's prison at Ravenhall. The CAG, which includes representatives from the cities of Melton and Brimbank as well as the local community, provides input on local matters relating to the development.
For further information or to obtain a copy of information in languages other than English, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 8684 8300.
Those interested in business opportunities associated with the project may register their details on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway, http://gateway.icn.org.au/(External link). ICN is an independent organisation financially supported by Australian, New Zealand, state and territory governments.
Information is also available on the Partnerships Victoria website http://www.dtf.vic.gov.au/Infrastructure-Delivery/Public-private-partnerships/Projects/Ravenhall-Prison-Project (External link).