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Countering violent extremism

The NSW Government is expanding and upgrading the High Risk Management Correctional Centre, known as “Supermax”, at Goulburn.

Aerial view of Goulburn Correctional Complex, including the High Risk Management Correctional Centre.
Image: Aerial view of Goulburn Correctional Complex, including the High Risk Management Correctional Centre.

The first stage, providing 46 new beds for high-risk offenders, was opened on 14 May 2019 by Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections Anthony Roberts. Work to upgrade the original supermax facility is expected to be completed later this year.

The new supermax capacity is designed to support vital behaviour change programs without compromising the safety of staff, other inmates or the community at large.

We are also:

  • establishing a new system-wide Terrorism High Risk Offenders team jointly with the NSW Police Force
  • improving intelligence-gathering in prisons and monitoring of offenders under supervision in the community
  • delivering expanded programs and one-on-one case management to address the factors that lead to disengagement and isolation
  • providing additional specialist training for staff.

Together, these initiatives are helping Corrective Services NSW play its part in countering violent extremism.

Environment and heritage

Prior to the start of construction work at Goulburn, a comprehensive review of environmental factors (REF) was carried out. This included an independent statement of heritage impact. The REF was approved by the Secretary of the Department on 3 December 2018.

Files relating to the review can be downloaded below. For security reasons, some material has been removed.

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Last updated:

26 Nov 2020

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