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Sandstone façade of the old Berrima gaol, constructed between 1863 and 1868 under the supervision of Mortimer Lewis
|Location||Berrima, New South Wales|
|Security class||Minimum security|
– 1909 ;|
1949 – 2011 ;
2016 – present
|Managed by||Corrective Services NSW|
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|Material||Sandstone and brick|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Colonial Architect of New South Wales|
|Designated:||21 March 1978|
|Official name: Berrima Correctional Centre|
|Designated:||2 April 1999|
The Berrima Correctional Centre is an Australian prison, located at Berrima, New South Wales. The Centre was operational between 1839 and 2011 with a number of breaks in between, and was re-opened in September 2016. Initially established as Berrima Gaol, the facility closed in 1909 and reopened in 1949 as the Berrima Training Centre. The Centre is the oldest Australian correctional facility in operation. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
Berrima Gaol is one of the few remaining compounds dating from pre 1840. It is an early example of the application of model prison layouts. Associated with the development of Berrima, and the adjacent courthouse, the Gaol is significant for its phases of use.
Berrima Correctional Centre was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
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