Acacia Prison, Wooroloo WA

As WA’s first privately operated prison, the original Acacia Prison medium security correctional facility has a 750 bed capacity and was masterplanned by Hunt Architects to expand to 1100 beds. The design incorporates secure accommodation, a gatehouse, visitor centre, medical centre, special care, geriatric, educational and spiritual amenities, as well as vocational training resources and the supportive administration facilities.

Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects
Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects

An open-campus layout provides educational and training facilities conducive to improvement of employment opportunities on release from custody.

Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects
Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects

The landscaped gardens and structures are designed with differing cultural groups in mind and the open plan allows movement within the secure perimeter allowing prisoners freedom to move around the campus using smart card technology, so as to promote their on-going confidence and responsibility.

To create a prison facility to be as much like a normal community as possible in order to create open-campus style environment appropriate for rehabilitation coupled with personal development and improvement programs.

Hunt Architects completed this project in Joint Venture with Guymer Bailey Architects.

Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects

Open campus design with varying security level communities; a design that accommodated the needs of the large indigenous groups in the Prison.

Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects
Acacia Prison Wooroloo WA - Hunt Architects