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Lara Prison

The Victorian Government is building a new 1248 bed maximum security prison in the vicinity of the existing prison precinct which includes Barwon Prison, Marngoneet Correctional Centre and Karreenga Annex.

Providing a new maximum-security facility is an essential part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to improving community safety.

The Chisholm Road Prison Project is a part of ongoing planning to ensure the prison system is well-equipped to meet demand.  Construction is set to start in 2019 with the facility expected to be operational in 2022.