WA Government

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

In progress

$232 million

Structural, civil, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, ESD, vertical transport, and fire engineer

The 350 bed Eastern Goldfields prison is being delivered as a full service public private partnership (PPP) project.

This multi-category facility will house men and women in minimum, medium, maximum and open security accommodation.

The facility will replace the existing prison which was built in the 1980s.


The project faces several challenges, including the close proximity to an airport runway, as well as extreme environmental conditions.

Unique attributes

The prison includes special design considerations for green star initiatives and Indigenous issues.

Our role

Woolacotts was engaged as principal technical engineering advisor to the WA Department of Treasury.

This project demonstrates our ability to develop well defined financial and service specifications that are fit for purpose.

Other prison projects

The Woolacotts brand is synonymous with prison design, having completed countless projects for governments around Australia and New Zealand.

Other prison projects include:

Clarence Correctional Centre

Bathurst Correctional Centre

Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre

Cessnock Correctional Centre

Loddon Prison

Macquarie Correctional Centre

Parklea Correctional Centre

South Coast Correctional Centre

Dhurringile Prison

Auckland Women's Prison

Otago Prison


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