The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to helping Tasmanian businesses grow.

Moonah based business BSH has been awarded the contract for a $2.6 million upgrade of the electronic security system and associated building works at the Hobart Reception Prison in Liverpool Street.

BSH has significant experience in the installation and commissioning of complex security systems and has been involved in many other security upgrades for the Tasmanian Prison Service.

The company has assigned nine staff, including two apprentices, to undertake the work which is expected to take about seven months to complete.

Another Tasmanian company is also set to benefit from the project, with Fairbrother subcontracted by BSH to undertake associated building activity, providing work for a further 10 people.

The works will enhance security and safety for staff, prisoners and visitors at the Hobart Reception Prison through the installation of new contraband-control equipment and an upgrade to all major security systems.

The upgrade will also support the services provided by Correctional staff to Tasmania Police through the Police watch house within the Hobart Reception Prison as well as providing increased surveillance within the watch house.

This project is part of our major investment of more than $350 million in Tasmania’s correctional infrastructure to ensure it meets modern requirements and addresses future capacity.

Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction