28/06/2012 - 13:28

DORIC confirmed for Acacia Prison job

28/06/2012 - 13:28

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DORIC confirmed for Acacia Prison job

The state government has confirmed DORIC has won a $90 million contract to expand Acacia Prison.

The expansion involves the construction of accommodation for an additional 387 prisoners and associated infrastructure within the existing prison.

Corrective Services Minister Terry Redman said the expansion was part of a government strategy to increase prison capacity by 2,500 by 2015.

“This project is a clear demonstration of the State Government’s commitment to meet the challenge of high prisoner numbers, and to upgrade prison facilities to allow delivery of essential rehabilitation programs,” Mr Redman said.

“The expansion at Acacia comes on top of construction of the soon-to-be-opened West Kimberley Regional Prison; new prison units at Casuarina, Hakea and Albany; and new prisoner work camps.

“As well as more beds, the Acacia Prison project will include new vocational, education and recreational facilities, and an extension to the heavy industries area.”

The contract is one of the largest in DORIC’s diverse portfolio, which also includes the  Western Australian Institute of Medical Research’s $100 million headquarters at the QEII medical campus.

DORIC is also on the shortlist to win the Busselton Health Campus contract, worth approximately $118 million, while also bidding to constrict a 35-storey office tower as part of the Old Treasury Building Development.

Developer Mirvac has selected a shortlist of five tenderers for that project. 

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