Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)
Immigration and Citizenship
Immigration Detention Network — enhanced accommodation capacity
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The Government will provide $15.7 million in 2012‑13 for capital works to expand the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation facility to accommodate an additional 300 irregular maritime arrivals. On completion, the facility will accommodate up to 430 people.
The Government will also extend the lease of the Alternative Place of Detention at Leonora, open the Pontville Detention Centre in Tasmania for at least one year, and transform the Curtin detention facility into an Alternative Place of Detention to accommodate families.
The leasing and operating costs for the facilities will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Further information can be found in the press releases of 21 November 2012 and 7 May 2013 issued by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.
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