NSW Department of Commerce

Wellington, New South Wales


$125 million

Structural, civil and
hydraulic engineer

The Wellington Correctional Centre is a 600 bed standalone facility on a greenfields site.

It is a is a minimum and maximum security institution for men and women located in the Central West, 360km north-west of Sydney and 50km south-east of Dubbo.

The new facility caters for an increasing prison population due to new bail laws and tougher policing.

Our role

Woolacotts was engaged by the NSW Government to provide performance specifications and partial documentation for the structural, civil and hydraulic engineering elements of this project.


Outputs of our consultancy were used for a design and construct tender and we were retained by the government as its engineering advisor during construction.

The performance based specifications were based on the lessons learnt from the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, a project $90 million project also completed by Woolacotts.

Official opening

The prison was officially opened by the Minister for Justice, John Hatzistergos in September 2007.

Mid Western Correctional Centre

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:

South Coast Correctional Centre

Dhurringile Prison

Cessnock Correctional Centre

Auckland Women's Prison

Otago Prison

Loddon Prison

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