Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 5th December 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Conference Registration and Arrival Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC Australia and the Conference Chair

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Design Lessons from Public and Private Partnerships – Hopkins and Ravenhall Correctional Centres

Victoria has recently opened the expanded public-operated 750-bed Hopkins Correctional Centre and will soon open the privately-operated 1000-bed (with capacity for 1300). With Guymer Bailey Architects leading the design on these two operator-led facilities, this session will analyse differences and similarities in:
  • Design approaches for capacity and flexibility
  • Operation-led design strategies to meet differing cohort needs
  • Design approaches to meet a flexible but structured day

  • Should education and rehabilitation programs be aligned with a prison’s designated security level?
  • How can technology be used to provide both a secure environment and better opportunities for inmate reform?
  • Where the line should be drawn between safety and privacy. Should current practises be challenged?
  • Novel strategies for reducing contraband inflow, with demonstrated results

Garry Brown

Director
The Northern Pathways Consortium - Serco Justice

Andrew Dunkley

Operations Manager
G4S

Greg Anson

Director
Fooks Martin Sandow Anson

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Thought Leader Session

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING TEA & NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM CASE STUDY: Ensuring a Flexible Prison Design to Cater for the Changing Needs of the New Grafton Correctional Centre

Garry Brown, Director, The Northern Pathways Consortium - Serco Justice
The Northern Pathways Consortium was selected to deliver the New Grafton Correctional Centre following a comprehensive tender process, selected for its focus on rehabilitation to help reduce the rate of reoffending without compromising on safety and security. This project intends to accommodate 1,000 male and 300 female maximum security inmates as well as 400 minimum security male inmates. This session will discuss:

  • How the Prison Project will create 1,100 jobs during construction and another 600 permanent jobs once opened, injecting $560 million into the local economy.
  • Ensuring a flexible prison design to enable future changes to cater for prisoners with changing needs
  • Asset management practises that will ensure sustainable facility management for the 20 year contract term

Garry Brown

Director
The Northern Pathways Consortium - Serco Justice

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM CASE STUDY: Going Virtual: Lessons from the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment

Darian Macey, Senior Project Manager, Turner Townsend Thinc
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has transformed the way complex facilities are designed, providing new opportunities to test and improve the end product before it is built. The Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment Project was the first prison in Australia to be built using a BIM approach. In this session, the prison’s Design Manager will explain the basics of BIM and demonstrate how his team used it to:

  • Identify and eliminate operational vulnerabilities by simulating real-life emergency response scenarios
  • Reduce building footprints and staff numbers by optimising the use of every space
  • Deliver safer, greener outdoor spaces through digital collaboration between landscaping and security, and
  • Ensure buildability by rehearsing the construction process in a virtual environment

Darian Macey

Senior Project Manager
Turner Townsend Thinc

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM Reducing Re-Offending Rates in Norway - a Needs-Based Assessment Tool

Gerhard Ploeg, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Directorate for Correctional Services
Norway is often said to have one of the best prison systems in the world, with an approach based on human rights and normality. This session will look at the overarching philosophy in Norwegian correctional services and highlight some specific features. Among these is the decision to use a tool assessing offenders primarily with respect to their needs and resources, rather than their risk, and the results of this decision.
  • What are the practical implications of working according to the principle of normality?
  • How to shift focus from what is problematic to what is possible?
  • How is the prison environment influenced by such approaches?

Gerhard Ploeg

Senior Advisor
Norwegian Directorate for Correctional Services

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing Public Private Partnerships during project construction and prison maintenance

Garry Brown, Director, The Northern Pathways Consortium - Serco Justice , , , , Darian Macey, Senior Project Manager, Turner Townsend Thinc
  • The challenges and opportunities for the state corrective services to work with consortium’s and ensure contractual adherence and that stakeholder needs are met
  • Strategies that encourage early contractor involvement in order to efficiently manage a project by a consortium of organisations
  • Managing the strict access protocols that maintain security when a project is being constructed on existing prison infrastructure

Garry Brown

Director
The Northern Pathways Consortium - Serco Justice

Darian Macey

Senior Project Manager
Turner Townsend Thinc

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM Providing the Right Correctional Environment for Inmates of Differing Ages

Greg Anson, Director, Fooks Martin Sandow Anson Riordan Gough, Director, Fooks Martin Sandow Anson
Prisoners aged 50 and over make up 13% of the prison population in Victoria. Moreover, while the numbers of youth offenders has declined children sentenced to youth detention before they are 13 years old in Victoria are reoffending at a rate of 86 per cent. This session will discuss how prison environments must be designed to meet the needs of differing ages. This includes creating prison facilities for aged inmates that are safe for the frail, as well as those that can reduce the likelihood of recidivism in youths. This session will include:

  • An overview of the Ageing Prisoner and Offender Policy Framework and how Prison facilities will have to change to meet these requirements
  • Reducing the re-offending rates of juvenile inmates through strategic facility and program design
  • Technology that can aid Correctional Services manage and care for offenders of differing age demographics

Greg Anson

Director
Fooks Martin Sandow Anson

Riordan Gough

Director
Fooks Martin Sandow Anson

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Opportunities for Connecting Inmates with the Outside World through Video Linking

Douglas Tomkin, Director for the Centre for Designing-Out Crime, University of Technology Sydney
The Centre for Designing Out Crime has been working with Justice NSW on how to achieve the best results when linking inmates beyond the prison walls via video. This includes court appearances, meetings with lawyers and family contacts. Future plans will see in-cell connectivity to education sources, social services, and other agencies in preparation for release. This session will discuss:

  • Improving a court appearance via video; viewed from the prison and the court
  • Linking an inmate with their family via video from Community Corrections offices
  • In-cell connectivity in Europe with planning underway for introduction in Australia

Douglas Tomkin

Director for the Centre for Designing-Out Crime
University of Technology Sydney

5:10 PM - 5:10 PM End of Day Two