Illawarra Newsroom

Kembla Grange has been ruled out as a site for a prison.

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Plans for a jail at KEMBLA GRANGE have been scrapped.

The state government says following detailed investigations and consultation Kembla Grange has been ruled out as a suitable site for a prison.

In a statement from the Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra GARETH WARD it says studies commissioned by CSNSW found that while roughly half the land at Kembla Grange is suitable for development, the site lacks a single block of adequate space for a prison facility, making it too expensive to build on.

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