Cessnock Correctional Centre

 

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Name of General Manager

Simon Raper

Year of Establishment

1972

Postal Address

PO Box 32
CESSNOCK NSW 2325

Street Address

75 Lindsay Street

CESSNOCK NSW 2325

How to Get There

Public Transport:

Rover Coaches have a limited service from the Rover Depot in Cessnock to the complex. Please check the Rover Coaches website for a timetable.

From Cessnock CBD, it is a half hour walk or five minute taxi ride to the Centre.

For further details and timetables, please visit the Transport Sydney Trains website.

Private Transport:

From Sydney: take the Cessnock turnoff on the M1 Motorway and follow the signs to Cessnock. Turn right at the first set of lights into Vincent St and follow it to the end. Turn left at the lights into Wollombi Rd.

Proceed through the small roundabout and take the next right into Mount View Rd (following the sign marked "Correctional Centre"). Take the third right into Nelson St and turn right into Lindsay St. Follow Lindsay St to the complex.

From the New England Highway: travelling south from Singleton, turn off at Branxton and follow the signs to Cessnock. Stay on Allandale road until it ends and turn right onto Wollombi Rd. From there the directions are the same as for the route from Sydney.

From Maitland:turn left at the roundabout near Maitland station on the New England Highway. Follow the signs to Cessnock through Kurri Kurri, Weston, Abermain and Neath continuing on the same road through to Cessnock.

Pass through two sets of traffic lights and you are on Wollombi Rd. Follow the same directions as for the route from Sydney.

The entrance to Cessnock Correctional Complex is the corner of Mavis & Lindsay Street Cessnock. You will need to enter this into any 'navigational' device, as currently most devices such as Navman, Google maps, Garman and mobile phone apps appear to use an incorrect access Road (Kerlew Street).

Phone no.

(02) 4993 2333

Population

495

Capacity

464

Number of Staff

96

Health Care Services

 

Education & Skill Development

-Engineering (mostly light fabrication)

-Furniture manufacture (upholstery and timber products)

-Demountable refurbishment for the Department of Education

-A food services facility where lunches are prepared for nearby correctional centers and food processing for kitchens around the state

-Ground and building maintenance

-A commercial laundry servicing the centre's needs with the capacity assist external clients

-Staff canteen and a number of hygiene programs

Availability of Activities

Leisure-time activities will be facilitated after work hours as per the structured day

Contact with Outside World

Minimum security inmates:

Saturday and Sunday

08:00-15:30 (no booking required)

Maximum security inmates:

Saturday and Sundays (1 hour visits)

08:00-14:00 (booking required) 

Time Out of Cell

 

 http://www.aic.gov.au/criminal_justice_system/corrections/facilities/nsw.html#cessnock