Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue officially opened a 126-bed expansion at minimum-security Langi Kal Kal Prison on Wednesday.
The prison has expanded dramatically over recent years to house almost 500 inmates.
Mr O’Donohue said the significant expansion of Langi Kal Kal prison has created an additional 66 prison-based jobs in the district and has boosted the prison’s capacity to 477.
Pyrenees residents have the opportunity to leave messages of condolence for families and communities of victims killed in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy last week.
Condolence books are available for members of the public to sign at the Shire offices in Beaufort and the Avoca Information Centre and will remain available for at least the next two weeks.
Lexton’s Darren Jolly may be out of the football limelight, but he’s about to become one of the stars of a reality program screening this weekend.
Darren played 237 professional AFL games for Melbourne, Sydney and Collingwood before retiring last year.