News and updates

October 2015

Construction of the new facility was officially launched by the Minister of Corrections Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga on 7 October 2015.

September 2015

A contract has been signed with Next Step Partners LP for the design build finance and maintenance of a new 260-bed maximum security prison facility at Auckland Prison. The facility will be constructed over a two and a half year period, with construction due for completion late 2017 with the new facility in service in the first half of 2018.

August 2015

Works to lay stormwater and wastewater infrastructure will commence this week.  Land close to Paremoremo Road will be excavated and stockpiled while the pipework is being laid.   The works will progress for the remainder of this year.

May 2015

The substantive earthworks to create a suitable building platform are complete.  Stablilisation works involving the spreading of topsoil, mulching and grass seeding will continue to June.

April 2015

Next Step Partners has been appointed as the Preferred Bidder.  See Media release: Next Step Partners confirmed Preferred Bidder for Auckland Prison Maximum Security Facility.

December 2014The response to the Request for Proposal was received from Next Step Partners.  Evaluation is now underway. 
October 2014Earthworks commence on site: see Auckland Prison Redevelopment fact sheet 2 (PDF, 156KB) for more details.
August 2014

A full Request for Proposal (RFP) to design, build and finance a new maximum security facility and mailntain the new facility and existing facilities at Auckland Prison is released to Next Step Partners.

DTZ joins the Next Step Partners consortium to provide Asset Management and Facilities Management services for the new maximum security facility and existing facilities at Auckland Prison.

Site preparation & clearance activities commence on site: see Auckland Prison Redevelopment fact sheet 1 (PDF, 178KB) for more details.

July 2014Next Step Partners receive proposals from three short-listed respondents regarding the provision of Asset Management and Facilities Maintenance services. Evaluation is now underway.
May 2014Next Step Partners has commenced the competitive procurement process for the provision of Asset Management and Facilities Maintenance services for a new maximum security facility and existing correctional facilities located at Auckland Prison.
April 2014Next Step Partners has been shortlisted to develop a proposal for designing, building, financing and maintaining a new maximum security facility at Auckland Prison.  See Media release: Consortium shortlisted for PPP Auckland Prison Project.
November 2013Responses to the Expression of Interest (EOI) invitation have been received. The evaluation of submissions has commenced as has planning for the Interactive Tender Process.
October 2013

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced that Auckland Prison’s maximum security wing is to be completely rebuilt under a 25-year public private partnership (PPP). Check out the Beehive website for more information.

Subsequent to the announcement, the project released its EOI to the market through a controlled process using the New Zealand Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS).