NEC Australia named as finalist in the 2020 Project Management Achievement Awards for its work on the Clarence Correctional Centre

NEC Australia is pleased to announce it has been named as a finalist in the ICT/Telecommunications category of the Australian Institute of Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA).

Celebrating their 20th year, the PMAAs exist to recognise, honour, and promote outstanding achievements in program and project leadership.

NEC’s nomination as a finalist relates to its work on Australia’s newest and largest Correctional Centre, the Clarence Correctional Centre near Grafton in northern NSW.

Through two contracts, NEC Australia has delivered on a crucial partnership focused on on assisting inmates with their self-improvement – ultimately fostering increased confidence, better behaviour and a more positive self-image.

The recently-opened Clarence Correctional Centre was designed, built and operated through a Public Private Partnership (PPP), with the Northern Pathways consortium comprising of Serco, John Laing, John Holland Group and Macquarie Capital, on behalf of the NSW Government.

NEC has delivered first-of-a-kind digital services to inmates, on top of a highly available network and data centre infrastructure.

NEC has provided a range of ICT systems and managed services, some of which include LAN, WAN, WLAN, telephony, voice and video gateways, Inmate Digital Services (IDS), end-point devices, operator services and ICT integration works.

Based on favourable behaviour patterns, inmates will be granted permissions to access IT services such as secure networks, allowing approved purchases and entertainment, managed family communication and internal prison-based, cashless banking resources – all part of the most advanced inmate digital services platform ever seen in Australia.

Hean Groom, NEC Australia’s General Manager, Projects & Transition said;

“We are thrilled to have worked on such an exciting and important project with JHG. To be recognised as a finalist in these awards is a worthy recognition of the amazing talent that we have at NEC, along with a professional collaboration with JHG and our other valued partners.

“Our strong delivery governance framework enabled us to deliver a solution that streamlines processes for inmates and prison operators and creates better outcomes for society in general,” Hean said.

NEC has a proven history in working with correctional facilities across Australia, including the provision of secure and controlled telephony requirements for over 70% of Australia’s prison environments across more than 15 years.

Elizabeth Foley CEO of AIPM said, “I would like to congratulate each of the finalists of this year’s awards. This year we received one of the highest number of entrants since the inception of the awards in 2000.”

“The entries showcase exceptional project success and profile the highly skilled leaders driving these projects forward. We are looking forward to celebrating with all the finalists and revealing the winners in our first ever fully virtual event.

There has never been a more pertinent time to celebrate project success as we look to project leaders to guide our economy out of the recession,” Elizabeth Foley said.

The 2020 Project Management Achievement Awards winners will be announced in a virtual event on the 25th of November 2020.

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