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Key step towards construction of a Northern Prison

The Government is committed to building a new prison in northern Tasmania, at an estimated cost of $270 million to house approximately 270 prisoners.

Expressions of Interest have now opened for landowners in northern Tasmania interested in submitting their site for consideration as a location for a new prison.

The Government has today sent invitations for participation in the processes targeted to northern Tasmanian councils, utility companies, the property sector and economic development groups.

The Department of Justice will also continue canvassing potential Crown land options and work with relevant State and Federal Government agencies to identify any suitable sites that are surplus to core government requirements.

A multidisciplinary Siting Panel has been established to guide the identification of a suitable site for the new northern prison, and this Siting Panel will recommend a shortlist of sites for consideration in the months ahead.

The EOIs will remain open for nine weeks, closing on 22 November 2018, and interested parties can request more information or nominate a potentially suitable site via email: northern.prison@justice.tas.gov.au.

Download the Northern Prison EOI Siting Principles (pdf, 505.5 KB) and the Northern Prison EOI Application Form (pdf, 900.8 KB)