Home Affairs contracts in Australia
Date : 04 September 2007
International service company Serco has been selected preferred bidder for two home affairs contracts in Australia.
The contracts are to manage and operate Borallon Correctional Centre in Queensland and to provide safety camera services across Victoria.
Borallon Correctional Centre, near Brisbane, accommodates 500 male prisoners. The contract with the Queensland Department of Corrective Services is due to start in January 2008 and is valued at around Aus$100 million over five years, with the potential for a further five years extension.
Queensland Corrective Services is working to strengthen community safety and crime prevention through targeted rehabilitation programs in correctional centres.
The safety camera contract is with the Victoria Department of Justice. The four-year contract is valued at AUS$90m and is due to start in late 2007, with the potential for a three year extension.
Victoria Police has identified that speeding is the main cause of 20 per cent of fatal and serious injury collisions in the state.
Christopher Hyman, Chief Executive of Serco Group plc, said: "We are committed to supporting the Queensland Department of Corrective Services and the Victoria Department of Justice in their drive for more innovative and effective services. These appointments are further evidence of the growing home affairs market that we are addressing in Australia."
Serco already operates Acacia prison near Perth, Western Australia; one prison in Germany and four prisons, a young offenders institution and a secure training centre in the UK. Serco also provides a range of safety camera services in the UK.
For further information, please contact: +44 (0) 20 8334 4334
Dominic Cheetham - Director, Corporate Communications
Richard Hollins - Head of Investor Relations
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