Dillwynia Correctional Centre Expansion
Design that seeks to create a responsive and therapeutic environment
In 2017 the incarcerated population in NSW Australia was continuing to rise at a rate where the availability of suitable accommodation was not able to meet the changing needs of the inmate population. The demographic of female offenders was trending towards higher security requirements as well as increased mental health treatment and an incarceration rate double that of the male population. This coupled with a limited amount of bed numbers in the state required Corrective Services NSW to explore creating expansions to existing centres in the State.
Dillwynia Correctional Centre was identified as a facility capable of expansion with the goal to ensure the specific needs of female offenders would be considered through the design.
This brief resulted in the engagement of NBRSARCHITECTURE which provided the opportunity to utilise our research into advancing correctional centre design and create an environment that provides a facility that fosters security, safety and ultimately rehabilitation.