Work in Progress

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

Hobart Reception Prison

  • Electronic security system upgrade.
  • The Tender for the main works contractor to install and commission the new electronic security system has been awarded to BSH Electrical. The works will enhance the security and safety for staff, prisoners and visitors at the prison through the installation of new contraband-control equipment and an upgrade to all major security systems.

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 the existing system in line with contemporary technologies
  • The Tender to supply and maintain the new Inmate Telephone System closed on 6 April 2020. The awarded contract will be available via the Tasmanian Government Tenders website.

Ron Barwick Prison Upgrades

  • The next phase of the Ron Barwick 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 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.

Hobart Reception Prison

  • The essential maintenance of ductwork at the Hobart Reception Prison was completed in December 2019.

View images of the works in the image gallery.

Updated: 16th January 2020