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Office of the Auditor General Western Australia
The Banksia Hill Detention Centre Redevelopment Project : Report 12
Perth, Western Australia, August 2013

'The Banksia Hill Detention Centre Redevelopment Project' has information about Banksia Hill detention centre. It confirms (p.15) that Banksia Hill was established in 1997 as a government-run detention facility originally for up to 120 young people aged 10-18 years, and (p.18) was expanded in September 2012 to include young people transferred from Rangeview, which was converted into the Wandoo adult detention facility. Prior to the redevelopment, IT says that Banksia Hill was used for up to 120 'sentenced male detainees' and Rangeview held up to 80 youth (male and female) on remand and 'sentenced females'. After the 2012 upgrade at Banksia Hill, the bed capacity increased to 222, mostly single cells with some cells able to 'accommodate two detainees' (p.15).