Bilfinger Berger has been awarded the contract for a major public private partnership project by the Australia’s Northern Territory Government.The project comprises the design, financing and construction of the Darwin Correctional Precinct as well as operation of the facility over a period of 30 years. Bilfinger Berger will transform the existing outdated prison with a new facility at Berrimah, which will include an 800-bed men and women’s correctional centre, with provision for an additional 200 beds for future expansion, a 30 bed secure Mental Health and Behavioural Management Centre and a 48 bed Supported Accommodation and Program Centre.
The facilities are designed to support enhanced rehabilitation, education and reduced re-offending rates through the modernization of correctional facilities and mental health management.
Bilfinger Berger Project Investments holds a 50% interest in the project company and will invest approximately €30 million ($41.1 million). The Darwin Correctional Precinct represents the third prison project in Australia that Bilfinger Berger has been awarded to deliver under a public private partnership.