Cessnock Correctional Centre project wins award


Congratulations to NSW Public Works for winning at the Australian Institute of Project Management achievement awards.

The project management achievement awards recognise and celebrate excellence in project and program management.

NSW Public Works was awarded the NSW construction/engineering project (under $100 million) of the year for the Cessnock Correctional Centre redevelopment project.

About the project

The project was part of the $296 million 1,000 inmate beds project, extending capacity in the NSW correctional system. It comprised of a new 250 bed maximum security centre adjoining the existing centre.

The project achieved significant results in the delivery of a quality regional facility, aligned with the delivery of regional government services, as well as achieving excellent employment and economic outcomes for the Hunter region and Indigenous community.

“This is a wonderful and well deserved achievement for our friends at NSW Public Works ,” said Woolacotts justice and emergency sector leader, Ian Stalker.

Our role

Woolacotts Consulting Engineers was engaged to provide civil and structural design and documentation for the project.

As part of the iterative design process environmentally sensitive design opportunities were investigated and reviewed using the Greenstar rating system. Sustainable initiatives included  improved wall and roof insulation, collection and re-use of rainwater, secondary treatment of stormwater prior to discharge, water efficient fittings, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.


For more information about our justice and emergency projects, request a brochure or get in touch with our justice and emergency sector leader, Ian Stalker.