The SecureFuture consortium is pleased to have been selected by the New Zealand Department of Corrections as preferred bidder to provide and operate the new public-private partnership (PPP) prison at Wiri, South Auckland.

The new facility will focus on rehabilitation and making communities safer.  It will be designed, financed, built, operated and maintained by the consortium partners, who are committed to delivering effective and efficient services to the public. 

The design for the 960-place prison will draw on international research and expertise to ensure its construction complements a world-class approach to reducing reoffending in a safe, secure and decent setting, whilst respecting the specific cultural and environmental requirements of the Wiri site.

Over the course of the 25-year contract, SecureFuture will operate a payment-by-results model under which it will receive incentive payments for reducing reoffending by an agreed percentage. Conversely, payments will be cut if the prison fails to achievespecified targets for the effectiveness of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes.

SecureFuture will run innovative programmes to tackle specific causes and types of offending, including embracing the concept of Kaitiakitanga in conjunction with Mana Whenua to assist in exercising their guardianship of the Wiri site and its surrounds.  Providing meaningful education and job training, as well as promoting links with family, whānau and the wider community, we will help prisoners to stay away from crime when they are released.  A key element of the approach is based on the development of long term partnerships with community based service providers who will work side by side with SecureFuture to deliver rehabilitation and reintegration services.

Fletcher Construction plan to begin building in the second half of 2012.  Serco will operate the facility when it opens in 2015, and it will be maintained by Spotless Facility Services.  The contract will cover design, construction, maintenance and operation over 25 years and the Government has capped the maximum potential price at $900 million.  The consortium financial advisers are Macquarie Capital and equity capital for the project will be provided by Serco, The Accident Compensation Corporation and John Laing.