Series VPRS 17986
Residential Institutions, Building Records, Site Maps and Plans
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Date Range: Series ? 1951 - 1998
  Series in Custody 1951 - 1998
  Contents 1951 - 1998
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1951 - 1960 Children's Welfare Department 1924-1961 (previously known as Department for Neglected Children 1887-1924), Chief Secretary's Department VA 1467
1955 - 1993 Turana Youth Training Centre (previously known as Turana Reception Centre 1955-1968; Turana Juvenile School 1957-1962) VA 971
1956 - 1991 Winlaton Youth Training Centre (formerly Winlaton Juvenile School 1956-1962) VA 5093
1960 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1965 - cont Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre (previously known as Malmsbury Youth Training Centre 1965-1993; Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre 1993-2007) (Education Centre No.4958) ) VA 3960
1971 - 1979 Social Welfare Department VA 946
1979 - 1985 Department of Community Welfare Services VA 613
1985 - 1992 Department of Community Services (also known as Community Services Victoria) VA 2633
1991 - 1993 Nunawading Youth Residential Centre, Education Centre No.4794 (previously known as Winlaton Youth Training Centre Special School, Winlaton Special School and Winlaton Girls Special School) VA 3962
1991 - 1993 Nunawading Youth Residential Centre (also known as Nunawading Youth Training Centre) VA 5214
1992 - 1996 Department of Health and Community Services VA 3092
1993 - cont Melbourne Youth Justice Centre (part of the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct from 2009-ct) (previously Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre 1993-2007) VA 5086
1993 - cont Parkville Youth Residential Centre (part of the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct from 2009-ct) (also known as Melbourne Youth Residential Centre) VA 5116
1996 - 1998 Department of Human Services VA 3970
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2017 - cont Department of Justice and Regulation VA 5038
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the list of records to locate the planning and construction records of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of records pertaining to the building development and redevelopment of various youth and training centres including Turana Youth Training Centre (VA 971), Melbourne Youth Justice Centre (VA 5086), Parkville Youth Residential Centre, Malmsbury Youth Training Centre (VA 3960) and Winlaton Youth Training Centre (VA 5093).

    The building and planning of the various centres was managed by multiple parties including the Children's Welfare Department (VA 1467) and its successors the Social Welfare Branch (VA 2784), the Social Welfare Department (VA 946), the Department of Welfare Services (VA 613), the Department of Community Services (VA 2633), the Department of Health and Community Services (VA 3092) and the Department of Human Services (VA 3970); as well as the Public Works Department (VA 669) and its successor, the Ministry of Housing and Construction (VA 2907).


    Consignment P0001 - Turana Records [1988-1995]

    The records include minutes and correspondence, specifications, progress reports, financial status reports, change proposals, testing schedules, technical notes and check lists.

    The new complex was spacious in comparison to the facility that it replaced. The carpeted bedrooms each had their own toilet and shower. Each of the four residential units had a kitchen, recreational areas, and a specific room to receive family and friends. The new Centre also had multi-purpose hall, gymnasium and a swimming pool for recreational activities. Special security was provided for the Centre. It included a five metre perimeter wall surrounding the complex to deter escape and a closed circuit television to monitor all access points.


    Consignment P0002 - Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre (formally Turana), Parkville and Malmsbury Records [1993-1998]

    The records include architectural plans and drawings for multiple youth training centres.

    In 1993, the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre opened on the old Turana site. It was later known as the Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre. The records for Turana Youth Training Centre and Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre include floor plans for the various Units, elevations for Unit E and a site plan.

    The Parkville Youth Residential Centre, which opened in 1999, became known as the Melbourne Youth Residential Centre. The records for the Parkville Youth Residential Centre are drawings for the Bradman Unit security fence.

    The Malmsbury Youth Training Centre later became the Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre. The records for Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre include site construction drawings, a building set-out and staging plan, floor plans, and elevations.


    Consignment P0003 - Winlaton Records [1951-1991]

    The records include plans and maps of buildings, grounds and the surrounding area. The earliest record in the consignment is dated January 1951 and is a plan for the conversion of stables into staff quarters.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records do not have a discernible system of arrangement. Some of the plans feature numbers and many do not feature any dates.

    Please note records may feature labels from a numbering system imposed by the controlling Department generated from TRIM electronic document and records management system. This system does not reflect the original recordkeeping system of the series.

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P0001 1988 - 1995 Open 8
P0002 1989 - 1998 Open 3
P0003 1951 - 1991 Open 6
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