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Ivanhoe ‘Warakirri’ Correction Centre


About the project 

Property & Development NSW (PDNSW) is investigating opportunities for the adaptive re-use of the Ivanhoe ‘Warakirri’ Correction Centre to develop a solution that will deliver social and economic outcomes for the community

Following community consultation and a select tender process, PDNSW is in negotiations with Tronox Mining to purchase the site for use as a base for workers employed at the nearby Atlas Campaspe mine. This will generate job opportunities in catering, cleaning, laundry, maintenance and administration and create much-needed economic stimulus for the town.


Corrective Services NSW engaged PDNSW to investigate the potential options and opportunities for the conversion and adaptive re use for the Ivanhoe ‘Warakirri’ 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 negotiations where in progress with Tronox Mining to utilise the Site as a base for up to 50 workers employed at the nearby Atlas Campaspe mineral sand mine.

Next steps 

PDNSW is continuing negotiations with Tronox Mining to purchase the site with exchange of contract expected in late 2021.

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