MTC Australia has been awarded a contract by the Australian Government to provide facilities, garrison, transferee arrivals and reception services in Nauru.
The contract is worth $421 million and will run for three years, with an option to extend for another three years.
Transitory persons in Nauru will continue to be managed by the Government of Nauru.
MTC Australia Managing Director Troy Ittensohn said the contract would build on the company’s growing portfolio, which included operating Parklea Correctional Centre in Western Sydney on behalf of Corrective Services NSW.
“MTC Australia delivers safe, decent and secure services, with a focus on welfare and rehabilitation,” Mr Ittensohn said.
“We promote a caring culture in all our centres based on safety, respect and dignity, which includes MTC’s BIONIC – Believe It Or Not I Care – philosophy.
“We are pleased to be entrusted by the Australian Government with this contract and I, along with my team, look forward to working with them and the Department of Home Affairs to deliver a high-quality service throughout the contract period.”
As the preferred tenderer, MTC Australia signed a Letter of Intent with the Department of Home Affairs in October last year to commence transition and subsequent service delivery activities on Nauru while contract negotiations were underway. Today’s announcement is the final stage in the tender process.