Frequently Canberrans ask “What do you have to do to get locked up in this town?”.
The 40 kids who have successfully answered this question will be thrilled that Mr Stanhope has announced the opening of a new home for them in Mitchell at the “Bimberi Youth Justice Centre“. (‘Cos Bimberi’s the highest peak in the Territory geddit?)
You can even check out a plan of the centre.
Our Brave Leader has high hopes for the facility:
- “The $42.5m purpose-built Centre is designed in the style of a secondary school campus and can accommodate up to 40 young people.
“The opening of Bimberi is a milestone in youth justice for the ACT – and in Australia,” Mr Stanhope said. “It is the first Centre of its type to be designed, built and operated under Human Rights legislation.”
This is the replacement for Quamby.