Building a prison

Australia's leading provider of private prison management and health services for the corrections sector is a long-term Clifton client.

When the Victorian government announced a unique public-private partnership tender for the 1000 bed Ravenhall Correctional Centre, Clifton was retained to manage stakeholder communications as part of the bid process.

This included liaising with local councils, community groups, members of parliament, media, Western Health, Victoria University and other stakeholders about their requirements, as well as seeking suggestions and feedback on the planned complex including its education and training regime.

Much of the information gained from the skateholder communications program was included in the final successful tender.

Since our client won the contract to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the prison we have worked closely with the Department of Justice, the Ravenhall Community Engagement Group, community leaders and interest groups to ensure Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a good neighbour and a strong contributor to the local community.