Victorian Acting Premier Peter Ryan examines new shipping container-style cells at Dhurringile Prison.JARROD WHITTAKER January 7, 2014 4:55am
Victorian Acting Premier Peter Ryan and Victorian Corrections Minister Ed O'Donohue at Dhurringile Prison yesterday.
Dhurringile Prison will eventually be expanded to house 520 inmates, almost double the present capacity, Victorian Acting Premier Peter Ryan declared during a visit to the site yesterday.
Mr Ryan visited the prison to inspect recently installed shipping container-style accommodation.
The 50 shipping container units were installed last month.
Each houses two prisoners and is 6
They are insulated with a thermal panel and include an air conditioner.
In recent months, the Napthine Government has moved to expand prison bed capacity following an increase in the number of prisoners being housed in police cells.
Full details about the future of Dhurringile Prison inside today’s News.
The Better Local Government Association has applauded Greater Shepparton City Council’s decision not to apply for an increase on the 2.5 per cent rate cap set by the Victorian Government.
Yarrawonga/Mulwala's largest ever professional golf event, the Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open, got underway today with 124 players hitting off from 8am to 1pm on Yarrawonga's Black Bull Golf Course at Silverwoods.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
MEDDLING mothers can cause plenty of grief when you’re young, especially when they get involved in your love life.
THE second annual Christmas town party in Lockington did not quite attract the crowd organisers were hoping for, but it failed to dampen their spirit.
Special supplement in this weeks edition
For Tocumwal’s Lynda Snowden, working the land hasn’t stopped her from falling in love with the majestic surrounds of her day to day life.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
The NSW Government has recommended the Old Cobram Barooga Bridge be placed on the State Heritage register.
Deniliquin doctor Marion Magee says she is disgusted with the treatment of local nurses.
Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone has been criticised by two Victorian MPs for suggesting the Federal Government should stop spending money on the $2 billion irrigation modernisation program until problems are sorted out.
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