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Key Features

  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence at State Level for Commercial Construction $10m-$50m - 2009
  • AIB Award for High Commendation at National Level for Commercial Construction $10m-$50m - 2009

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

Bimberi is the new ACT Youth Justice Centre located on Morisset Road, Mitchell. That signalled a new direction for youth justice in the ACT.

The Centre was the first human rights compliant Youth Justice Centre in Australia and comprises state of the art residential, education & training, recreation, administration and other support facilities enclosed by a secure perimeter. The centre replaced the existing Quamby Youth Detention Centre.

Bimberi attempts to create a ‘normal’ environment for the young people with separate zones for ‘public’ and ‘private’ activities. The access roads and car parking are provided outside the secure perimeter. The total site area including the buffer zone is 11.6 Ha.

Throughout the project Hindmarsh undertook extensive value management reviews. Collaboration with both the client and design team netted savings for the project of some $3.5M from tendered prices without affecting the functionality or operational aspects of the project.