Birralee Road site works stop for prison as government chooses Ashley Youth Detention Centre instead

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated May 5 2022 - 2:08am, first published 1:06am
Ashley Youth Detention Centre will close in 2024, when it could become a maximum security adult prison instead. Picture: Craig George

After two-and-a-half years, the Tasmanian Government will halt its initial prison preparation works on a bush block north of Westbury after deciding the Ashley Youth Detention Centre would be a more appropriate site.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010