Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
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The Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC) is a high security remand centre for male prisoners with a capacity for 890 single beds, located 20 kilometres south-east of Brisbane. Remandees are prisoners awaiting sentencing in custody and require accommodation that is segregated from convicted prisoners and located close to court facilities and social services.
The proposed development includes:
- construction of new cell blocks at the existing facility;
- the construction of cells at a new greenfield site;
- reform options to reduce forecast demand; and
- upgraded and expanded prisoner support services facilities.
The proposal will also see a review of existing infrastructure including the role and function of southern Queensland correctional centres.
The proposal is addressing the capacity limitations at AGCC. The facility is already over capacity by 35 per cent, resulting in 600 remandees sharing single occupant cells.
Building Queensland identified the AGCC as a priority project in their Infrastructure Pipeline Report, released June 2017. Building Queensland is currently leading the completion of a detailed business case for AGCC, which is expected to be completed by the end of September 2017.
The estimated cost of delivery of the project is $560-610 million. The range is based on several options under consideration by Building Queensland.
AGCC is Queensland's largest correctional facility. It is privately managed and operated by GEO Group Australia, under contract with the Queensland Correctional Services (QCS).