A WA-based company has been awarded the contract to build the second stage of the new $12.3 million Greenough prison female compound.
Crothers Construction will build new support buildings at the site, separated from the main prison with a pulse-energised fence.
Support buildings will include medical, education and industrial programs to provide services to the new compound.
The second stage of Greenough works is expected to employ 110 people, 87 of them from regional Western Australia, along with 27 apprenticeships.
Around 83 per cent of the local content is expected to be spent in regional WA.
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Construction on the pulse-energised barrier is now underway and expected to be completed by late November.
WA Corrective Services Minister Francis Logan said it is great to see another local Geraldton company secure work on this $12.3 million project.
“This means more jobs for locals and more money put into the Geraldton economy,” Logan said.
“The new female compound will make a significant difference to how female offenders are managed at the prison.
“The new support buildings will limit the time the female offenders spend in the main prison and the pulse-energised fence is a far more appropriate barrier between the two areas than was previously in place.”