New Grafton Correctional Centre
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The New Grafton Correctional Centre (NGCC), to be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP), will be a multi-functional correctional centre servicing northern NSW. The NGCC will provide remand, reception and placement functions for specified offender cohorts - housing 1,000 male and 300 female maximum security inmates as well as 400 minimum security male inmates.
In June 2017, the NSW Government awarded the Northern Pathways Consortium the contract to design, build and operate NGCC on behalf of the NSW Government for a contract term of 20 years.
Northern Pathways Consortium, comprising of John Holland, Serco, Macquarie and John Laing, will finance, design, deliver, maintain and operate the facility. This includes:
- providing hard and soft facilities management; and
- providing programmes to reduce recidivism and some health services. This will include a specialist centre of smaller-scale cottage accommodation for trauma-informed support services for females.
The project will employ an outcomes-based contracting model in an effort to reduce recidivism rates, with operator payments linked to facility performance.
The NGCC will be the primary correctional complex providing for the region spanning from the Queensland border in the north, Kempsey in the southeast and Tamworth in the southwest. The prison site is approximately 12.5km southeast of Grafton and 3km northeast of the Clarence Valley Regional Airport.
Operation is expected to commence in 2020. When complete, the NGCC will be the largest correctional facility in Australia.