Dillwynia Correctional Centre
The Prison Bed Capacity Program (PBCP) is currently delivering a number of projects that seek to address the shortfall in inmate bed capacity in prisons through the development and implementation of immediate, short and medium term additional prison bed capacity. Under this program the Dillwynia Correctional Centre (DCC), a minimum/medium security centre for women, is being expanded by 248 maximum security female beds. DCC is located on the John Morony Correctional Complex (JMCC) where the Outer Metropolitan Multi Purpose Correctional Centre and John Morony Correctional Centre are also situated.
The DCC expansion project includes: five accommodation blocks, a visitors’ area, a 12 tonne laundry that services all metro female correctional centres, a food retherm unit, a management unit, a health centre, and education and programs facilities.
Root Partnerships (RP) performed the role of Project Manager for the DCC expansion and provided project management services to drive the completion of Detailed Design and Construction. RP administered and superintended the GC21 Contract between the Department of Justice and the managing contractor, whilst also facilitating effective communication between the project’s stakeholders to ensure minimal disruptions to the three centres at JMCC.
The expansion site is situated on an illegal tyre burial pit and a key challenge on the project was to remediate ground contaminated with tyres. Extensive site investigations were undertaken to inform the structural design and minimise the quantity of tyres excavated and disposed of. This challenge was met by collaboratively developing a sound design and construction strategy, whilst ensuring value for money was maintained.