Judy Lazarus Transition Centre, West Melbourne

The project incorporated a new 25-bed male transition unit consisting of five 2-storey self-contained residential modules, administration building and programs area.

The facility provides accommodation for prisoners transitioning from secure facilities to community housing.

Waterman undertook the complete design, documentation and construction phase services for this new accommodation/transitional unit for the Department of Justice.

The services undertaken included Mechanical, Electrical, Fire, Hydraulic and ESD services.

The facility was designed based on a semi secure environment to facilitate the transition between prison and the community. The project incorporated multiple ESD and good practice initiatives.