The new youth justice centre contract has been awarded to Henningson, Durham and Richardson (HDR), Inc firm as the principal consultant. The firm is expected to work with the stakeholders through the Youth Justice Redevelopment Project team to develop the design and masterplan for the center at Cherry Creek.
Minister for families and children, Jenny Mikakos saud; “This is the next important step in rebuilding Victoria’s youth justice system. This new facility will be a world class, high security, rehabilitative facility, designed by an expert team and that she is looked forward to working with the team at HDR to deliver the most secure youth justice facility ever built in the state.”
The AU$288m new security centre which is funded by the state government is expected to include an intensive supervision unit, 224 beds for remand and sentenced clients and a mental health unit.
The new detention centre project is expected to be open in 2021.