Work in Progress

We have projects underway in a number of correctional facilities, including:

Hobart Reception Prison

  • Electronic security system upgrades and essential building maintenance.
  • Tenders for a main works contractor to oversee and carry out the installation of an upgraded electronic security management system at the Hobart Reception Prison closed on 11 October 2019. Go to the Tasmanian Government Tenders website for further information.

O’Hara Cottages extension

  • The O’Hara Cottages is a pre-release facility on the Risdon Prison site, which currently houses 16 prisoners.
  • Work is underway to extend the facility by constructing four additional minimum-security cottages, accommodating a further 16 prisoners.

Read more about the O'Hara Cottages.

Inmate Telephony System Upgrade

  • Upgrade of the existing system in line with contemporary technologies.
  • Tenders for the Inmate Telephony System upgrade closed on 27 September 2019, the tender is still under evaluation by the Department.

Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison Upgrades

  • The next phase of the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison Upgrades is now underway. This project will deliver improvements to essential prison infrastructure, including the plumbing and electrical systems.

Recently completed work

Launceston Police out of Courts Project

Phase 2 of the Launceston Police out of Courts Project is now complete, including:

  • Construction of a new interview room and upgrades to the holding cells, sally port, officers' station and court security at the Launceston Supreme Court
  • Refurbishment of the officers' station, visits areas, staff office and staff amenities at the Launceston Reception Prison

Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison

These new facilities opened on 21 October 2018:

  • Two new 10-bed minimum security units
  • A new 5-bed mother and baby unit

Read more about the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison.

View images of the upgraded facilities in the image gallery.

Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

  • Upgrades are now complete to accommodation for prisoners with physical and age-related disabilities.
  • The facilities were showcased to media representatives on 8 November.

View images of the upgraded facilities in the image gallery.

Updated: 12th December 2019