The Townsville Correctional Centre's Bowen Women's Work Camp was established in Bowen in 2007.
The region is one of only two areas in Queensland to host a female Department of Corrective Services Work Camp. The Work Camp is proving to be highly successful amongst local members of the community and community/sporting groups alike.
The primary objectives of the program are to:
provide reparation to the community by engaging offenders in constructive employment on projects that enhance community life and maintain community assets
enable offenders to develop work and life skills that may increase their chances of successful re-integration into the community on release
encourage offenders to develop a work ethic by engaging them in regular work practices and encouraging self responsibility
The Work Camp team perform a multitude of tasks including maintenance of fences, cemeteries, playgrounds and showgrounds and they also participate in many restoration and general maintenance projects.
The Women's Work Camp program has seen many improvements to our region including the award winning site of Flagstaff Hill which the Work Camp upgraded through the establishment of paths, seating and rotundas.
Whitsunday Regional Council partners with Queensland Corrective Services to provide beneficial works projects for the community, and rehabilitate offenders with their return to society.
Application to become a Work Program Community Project
If you are involved in a community/sporting group within the region and require the assistance of the Work Camp Team, please complete the Application Form located on the right hand side menu and return it to one of Council's Customer Service Centres across the region or email to firstname.lastname@example.org