Howard Springs Quarantine Facility

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The huge site
Date2020 - Present
Websitehttps://aecom.com/projects/manigurr-ma-village/
DescriptionAustralia's first concentration camp, with two thousand beds, used from November 2021 for mandatory quarantine.

The Howard Springs Quarantine Facility[1] is the first of its kind in Australia. Constructed for quarantine during the COVID-19 Event, it was officially built with the pretext of travellers entering Australia having to go here and stay for a fortnight before being able to leave.

In November 2021, the government started using it for interning citizens. The army removed people from aboriginal communities that had "[[PCR-test|tested positive or been in close contact" and transported them to Howard Springs.[2]

Located on Howard Springs Road, the site has close and easy access to the Stuart Highway, one of Australia's main highways. It runs across Australia; from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Port Augusta in South Australia.

Melbourne’s Centre for National Resilience will be modelled on this site.

History

Unherd: Inside Australia's Covid internment camp

It was formerly known as Manigurr-ma Village, built north of the locality of Howard Springs just outside Darwin. It was built to house Japanese migrant construction workers. The facility was closed and abandoned in 2018. In 2020 it was taken over by the Australian government.

The facility has a 2,000 capicity.[3]



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