Corrections Minister Elise Archer is continuing talks with the Westbury community on the preferred site for the Northern Regional Prison this week.
She has had two one-on-one consultations recently and will attend an open meeting at the Westbury Town Hall at 5.30pm on Monday.
Ms Archer said the site was a preferred site only but provided no further information on the other sites identified for the new prison.
"As we have said consistently, a final decision about the location of this important development in the region is yet to be made and the government considers community input critical in this process," she said.
"These series of meetings are an opportunity to hear firsthand from community members about the preferred site, whatever their view of the project.
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"We remain committed to working through the consultation process, including the social and economic impact assessment currently underway, to determine if the preferred site adjacent to the Valley Central industrial precinct is indeed the best location."
The state government has been critised for its lack of community consultation prior to the Birralee Road site being announced as the preferred prison site in September.
A Right to Information request by Labor in November revealed four other sites were identified as a potential site for the new prison, including one on Waratah Road in Rocherlea, land at Stowport Road at Wivenhoe and two land parcels in Latrobe.
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