About the project
Property & Development NSW (PDNSW) is facilitating the adaptive re use of the Brewarrina ‘Yetta Dhinnakkal’ Correction Centre that will see the ownership of the land returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners and the well-maintained infrastructure used to bring social and economic benefits to this remote community.
As a result of participative community consultation, the site will be subdivided with a section transferred to the Brewarrina Shire Council and leased to Orana Heaven Aboriginal Corporation enabling its use as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility which will bring much needed jobs and investment to the area.
The remainder of the site will be transferred to the Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council to support better outcomes for the Indigenous community and successfully resolve an Aboriginal Land Claim.
Corrective Services NSW engaged PDNSW to investigate the potential options and opportunities for the conversion and adaptive re use for the Brewarrina ‘Yetta Dhinnakkal’ Correction Centre which had been targeted for closure in 2020.
In December 2019, a ‘call for future uses’ was completed which confirmed the need for future uses to provide social and economic benefits to the local community while being financially sustainable.
In February 2021, the Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections announced that a portion of the Site will be transferred to the Brewarrina Shire Council under the Community Use Policy, ensuring the site is preserved entirely for community use for the next 15 years.
Registration of a subdivision plan to enable the transfer to the Brewarrina Shire Council and the Local Aboriginal Land Council which is anticipated to be completed in late 2021.