Sharechat Logo

Govt announces $200M-plus PPP makeover for Paremoremo prison

Friday 25th October 2013

Text too small?

Auckland's 45 year-old maximum security prison at Paremoremo is to get a makeover under a public-private partnership contract that is expected to be worth more than $200 million.

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced the planned upgrade today, saying the facility needed to be modernised to improve the ability to manage difficult prisoners, provide better mental health care, and to take pressure off the mental health forensic unit, the Mason Clinic.

The Department of Corrections is calling for expressions of interest for a 25-year contract to design, build and maintain the facility, which has a target opening date of mid-2017.

Paremoremo, officially called Auckland Prison, was expensive to maintain and "while it is still very secure, it doesn't provide staff with the best environment to deal with challenging prisoners, or to deliver specialist rehabilitation or mental health services."

In September last year, a consortium led by Fletcher Building won a $300 million PPP contract to construct a new 960-bed facility at Wiri, in South Auckland, due to open in 2015. That contract involved UK listed company Serco to run the Wiri prison and Spotless Facility Services to maintain it. Serco also runs the recently opened Auckland Remand prison.

BusinessDesk.co.nz

  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

NZ dollar falls on news RBNZ is looking at "unconventional" policy
Wrightson capital return gets shareholder approval
Morrison & Co eyes asset sales from first PIP Fund
Improved transmission pricing may save $2.7 bln - Electricity Authority
Precision Foundry receivers say no money for unsecured creditors
23rd July 2019 Morning Report
NZ dollar tad weaker, ECB, Federal Reserve in focus
MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares outperform Asia as exporters gain; Sky leads market higher
Significant shortfall for subbies in Ebert receivership
Transpower sees no risk to credit metrics from incentive change

IRG See IRG research reports