600+

Jobs on-site during construction

93%

Local content used during construction

10%

Total work hours allocated to apprentices, trainees & cadets

Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre

Kangaroo Drive, Cherry Creek

The Community Safety Building Authority is building a new youth justice centre to the west of Werribee, in the vicinity of Cherry Creek.

Providing a new youth justice facility is an essential part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to improving community safety and modernising Victoria’s youth justice system.

The new youth justice centre will play a key role in the rehabilitation of young people and children who are offending and improve community safety.

The $419 million project will provide more than 600 jobs on site, and further jobs in design, prefabrication and off-site works.

Project overview

The new 140-bed facility will include beds for remand and sentenced young offenders, a mental health unit and an intensive intervention unit. The facility has been designed to deliver a specialised facility that focuses on staff safety and reducing re-offending.

Community Advisory Group

A Community Advisory Group (CAG) including local residents, stakeholders and councillors from the City of Wyndham is helping to guide the development of the new youth justice centre and keep the local community informed as the project progresses.

Location

Victoria’s new youth justice centre is being built west of Werribee, in the vicinity of Cherry Creek. The site is approximately 11km from the Werribee train station and 1.5km north east of where Little River Road joins the Princes Freeway.

Career opportunities

The new youth justice centre will provide more than 600 jobs on site during construction, with further jobs in design, prefabrication and off-site works. More than 250 ongoing jobs will be created to operate the facility when it opens in 2022.

VIDEO: An aerial view of development site

Get a birds-eye view of construction work underway on the Cherry Creek project site.

Youth Justice facility plan

Kangaroo Drive, Cherry Creek


We’ve worked closely alongside the local community in planning construction of the new youth justice centre at Cherry Creek and addressing key local issues, including how any environmental and visual impacts and security on the site will be managed.

Environment and planning

A range of studies have been undertaken to understand the environmental and cultural heritage of the project site and to minimise ecological impacts.

Job opportunities

The new youth justice centre will bring over 250 jobs to the wider Werribee area including a range of custodial, teaching, health, administrative and facility management roles.

Lighting and security

The new youth justice centre will utilise physical, electronic and operational security elements to ensure the safety of staff, young offenders and the wider community.