St Leonards-Indented Head CFA Fire Station
St Leonards, 3223
In June 2020, land was acquired at Murradoc Road, St Leonards to build a new St Leonards-Indented Head CFA Fire Station.
With the existing 38-year-old facility no longer fit-for-purpose, the new station will provide volunteers with more space to accommodate vehicles and emergency equipment, improve amenities and provide greater accessibility.
In collaboration with CFA, CSBA is ensuring the facility reflects the commitment and dedication of the St Leonards-Indented Head Brigade and supports the needs of the local community now and into the future.
Community residential facility at Maidstone
Last year we refurbished the former immigration detention centre at 53 Hampstead Road, Maidstone to provide short-term accommodation to individuals exiting the prison system during COVID-19. This temporary facility is aimed at helping residents reintegrate into the community and secure employment and longer-term housing.
Refurbishment was completed in May 2020, including painting, replacement of floors and upgrades to security and landscaping. The temporary facility can accommodate up to 44 people who work alongside a team of case managers, health and housing specialists at the facility.
Port Phillip Prison medical expansion
We upgraded and expanded Port Phillip Prison’s medical unit, adding 20 medical beds to the maximum-security prison.
Upgrades were completed in September 2020 and include new facilities to support dialysis, bariatric medicine, chemotherapy, rehabilitation services and end-of-life care, as well as new treatment rooms with telehealth capabilities and a new ambulance bay.
This enables a higher level of care to be provided on site, reducing the number of prisoners that require escort to hospital and reliance on resources in community-based hospitals.
Youth Justice upgrades and expansion
We're upgrading the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and Melbourne Youth Justice Centre, part of the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, to help support the rehabilitation of young people and keep staff and the community safe.
We completed a 32-bed expansion at Malmsbury which houses young people nearing the end of their sentence and transitioning out of custody as well as 12-beds at the Melbourne centre. The expansions will help ensure the youth justice system is safe, secure and well-equipped to meet demand prior to completion of the Cherry Creek Youth Justice Facility in 2022.
Further works at both Malmsbury and the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre to provide strengthening and security system upgrades are expected to be complete by mid-2023.
Corella Place hardening
Hopkins Correctional Centre, 3377
In October last year, we completed enhancing physical and electronic security at Corella Place, a 40-bed residential facility located next to Ararat’s Hopkins Corrections Centre.
Upgrades included the installation of a new perimeter fence, additional electronic security and detection measures, improvements to CCTV and alarm systems and a renovation of security monitoring rooms and equipment at the facility.
Corella Place houses sex offenders who have completed jail sentences and are subject to court ordered supervision under Victoria’s Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act.
Fulham Correctional Centre expansion
In September last year completed a $78 million expansion of the Fullham Correctional Centre in Gippsland adding new prisoner accomodation, activity hubs, telehealth facilities and reception areas.
The project created 68 jobs in the Gippsland region during construction, and a further 50 full-time operational roles.
This expansion forms part of the government’s $1.8 billion investment in the 2019-20 Budget to provide flexible prison capacity, deliver programs to break the cycle of reoffending and keep people out of prison.