Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre Redevelopment

Northam, WA

Northam, WA Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre Redevelopment

This complex project in regional Western Australia saw the redevelopment of part of the existing Yongah Hill immigration detention centre.

The redevelopment in Northam now provides a high-security, 120-bed detention facility in modular construction for the Department of Home Affairs, with associated support buildings, recreational facilities, infrastructure and security.

To alleviate issues related with remote project delivery, the redevelopment made use of off-site Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) technology with ADCO’s team responsible for designing and procuring the projects prefabricated, finished cell and accommodation modules.

Works including the decommissioning and removal of existing services, construction of 120 beds in 4 compounds, small medical services space for routine drug dispensing and consultations, new higher-risk detainee reception and dispatch, new internal movement control points, a central spine of facilities for each compound including recreation room, gym, classroom, tea point, laundry, servery and telephones, and a new officer post.

  • type

    construct only

  • value

    $30 million

  • period

    9 months