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Alexander Maconochie Centre

Location: Canberra, ACT

Alexander Maconochie Centre

 
PBS Building (ACT) Pty Ltd
 
2007-2009
 
Construction Control Holdings Pty Ltd.
 
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
 
10400 Monaro Highway 
Hume  ACT  2620
 
The Alexander Maconochie Centre is a minimum to maximum security prison and remand centre for male and female inmates, is located in Hume ACT and has been operational since 2009. The facility is operated by ACT Corrective Services, an agency of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate of the Government of Australian Capital Territory. The facility accepts felons charged under Territory and/or Commonwealth legislation pending legal proceedings; and also detains convicted felons who are sentenced to full-time imprisonment.
 
It is the first prison in Australia that was purpose built to meet human rights obligations. The Centre was designed with environmental principles in mind and includes initiatives such as below ground fresh water storage, grey water recycling for toilet flushing and irrigation, solar hot water and high grade building insulation. The prison can hold 300 prisoners. It is organised as a campus, with accommodation cottages around a town square that contains common facilities. There is a health building, admissions building, education building, a library and a visiting centre. 
 
The centre is named in honour of penal reformer Alexander Maconochie, who worked in Van Diemen’s Land and Norfolk Island from 1836 to 1844 and is the Territory's first prison.
Page Furnishers were contracted by PBS Building to provide the Conventional and Cell Joinery for the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
 
Several news stories have followed the completion of the project:
 

Canberra Times 
ABC News