Latest News on Waikeria Prison

April 2017Corrections lodged the application to amend the existing planning designation with Otorohanga District Council (ODC).  ODC has publicly notified the application and the public can make a submission until 25 May 2017.
March 2017

The Expression of Interest (EOI) closed on 16 February 2017 and responses have been received. These responses are being evaluated to determine the private sector partner who will be shortlisted to receive the Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP will be issued in April 2017.

January
2017

Corrections has released the Expression of Interest (EOI) for a new facility at Waikeria Prison on the GETS website.  The EOI is seeking responses from a private sector partner to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility under a Public Private Partnership (PPP). Corrections will continue to operate the facility.  The EOIs will be evaluated and successful respondents shortlisted for the Request for Proposal (RFP) which will be issued in April.

November
2016

Corrections Minister Judith Collins announced that Cabinet has approved the department’s detailed business case.  The new facility is to be procured through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).  Go to the Beehive website for more information.

Corrections is holding two open days to provide the public with the opportunity to obtain further information about the proposal and talk directly to staff.  The open days are on

  • 23 November, 4 – 8pm at Te Awamutu Public Library, cnr of Mahoe Street and Selwyn Lane
  • 26 November, 10am – 2pm at  Te Kawa Crossroads Hall intersection of Te Kawa Road and State Highway 3.

October 2016

Corrections Minister Judith Collins announced that cabinet has approved plans to increase prison capacity on existing prison sites by approximately 1800 beds.  Go to the Beehive website for more information.

Corrections is preparing a detailed business case for a new facility at Waikeria Prison for Cabinet consideration in November.