We might not often consider it, but infrastructure plays a vital role in keeping Victorians safe.

Our police, emergency services, legal and correctional systems – the people delivering our critical justice and community safety services – all rely on infrastructure to do their work.

This important work relies on infrastructure that is well designed, fit-for-purpose and technologically capable.

The Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA) works with a range of partners in design and construction to deliver Victoria’s new prisons, youth justice centres and court and custody facilities, in addition to emergency services facilities and public safety features, on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).

We also modernise, expand and upgrade existing infrastructure within the corrections, youth justice and emergency services portfolios.

In 2021-2022 CSBA is leading 48 projects with a combined approved budget of $2.761 billion. These projects involved almost 4.5 million hours of contractor work on our sites from July 2020 to October 2021. 

You can learn more about our work in 2020-21 in our 2020-21 year in review. 

CSBA Year in Review 2020-21.pdf 

CSBA Year in Review 2019-20.pdf

$2.76 billion



Active projects

4.47 million

Contractor hours worked

CSBA has 48 active projects underway across Victoria

CSBA delivers projects to provide the infrastructure needed by our emergency services, corrections and youth justice systems to deliver critical work to maintain community safety. Read about the range of projects that CSBA are responsible for across the State. 


Supporting positive social and economic outcomes

Our organisation brings a high level of expertise to the tasks at hand. As well as achieving excellence in project delivery, we aim for our projects to go beyond this and bring benefits to the wider Victorian community. 


Jobs created across major projects


Community Advisory Group meetings held


Work hours allocated to apprentices, trainees & cadets

Advance your career in construction

Learn more about careers at the Community Safety Building Authority or register an expression of interest in an open role.