Chisholm Road Prison

Barwon South West

The Chisholm Road Prison Project will generate an economic benefit of $279 million for the local area and is expected to support thousands of jobs across the steel, manufacturing, construction and engineering sectors.

In addition to the more than 1,200 workers employed directly by the project, Chisholm Road is expected to create hundreds of ongoing jobs and provide ongoing economic benefits to the Greater Geelong region once the facility is operational. 

Local jobs and content

Under the Victorian Government’s Major Projects Skills Guarantee, registered apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets will make up 10 per cent of the project’s total estimated labour hours.

The project is expected to achieve 92 per cent local content (content from Victoria, Australia and New Zealand) and will maximise the use of locally milled steel.

FAQ

The Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation Policy local content requirements will ensure Victorian contractors, workers and apprentices are given the opportunity to build this new maximum security correctional facility.

The project is expected to achieve 92 per cent local content (content from Victoria, Australia and New Zealand) and will maximise the use of locally milled steel. Based on experience with the Ravenhall Prison Project, the expansion will create more than 1000 jobs during peak construction periods.

Under the Victorian Government’s Major Projects Skills Guarantee, registered apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets will make up 10 per cent of the project’s total estimated labour hours. The guarantee applies when awarded contracts for construction, building, infrastructure and civil engineering have a pre-tender estimated value at or over $20 million.

“My future feels bright with the people I’ve been working with, and being able to work on this big project.”

- Jaycob, first year apprentice

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“Chisholm Road has allowed us to create pathways for people who otherwise might have struggled to gain this sort of employment and experience.”

- Hayden, Managing Director, Wamarra

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1,200+

Jobs on-site during construction

92%

Local content used during construction

300,000

Work hours allocated to apprentices, trainees & cadets

Social procurement

This project abides by Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework which puts social and sustainable outcomes at the centre of the government’s procurement activity.

The project is also directing $16.3 million to social enterprises that support indigenous and local businesses and disadvantaged and disabled Victorians. The project team is working with organisations including G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) and City of Greater Geelong.

GROW is a collective impact initiative with business, government, community organisations and individuals working together to address disadvantage in areas of high unemployment including Colac, Norlane/Corio and Whittington.

FAQ

This project abides by Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework which puts social and sustainable outcomes at the centre of the government’s procurement activity.

By leveraging it's significant buying power, the framework enables government to increase the value of all its procured goods, services and construction. This means ensuring that value-for-money is not solely focused on the cheapest price, but also maximises social, economic and environmental benefits for all Victorians, and opportunities for Victorian jobs.

The project has a three per cent social procurement activity target.

The project team is working with G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW). GROW is a collective impact initiative with business, government, community organisations and individuals working together to address disadvantage in areas of high unemployment including Colac, Norlane/Corio and Whittington.

“I like to be more hands on, and I wanted to learn how to create things and to be proud of the job that I do.”

- David, apprentice bricklayer

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Working with us

Organisations and individuals who are interested in work on the Chisholm Road project can register with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) via the link below.

Local service providers are also encouraged to register to express their interest.

Ongoing jobs

Hundreds of jobs created once facility is operational

$279 million

Estimated benefits to Greater Geelong region

4%

Aboriginal employment target based on total project hours

Careers in corrections

The new prison will bring hundreds of ongoing jobs to the area, with a range of roles available including prison officers, psychologists, teachers, administration and maintenance staff and allied health professionals.

Learn more about a career in corrections