South Queensland Correctional Facilities Expansion




PROJECT
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Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
South Queensland Correctional Facilities Expansion
South Queensland Correctional Precinct - Gatton
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $1.22bn AUD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

In order to cope with the growing prison population and over-crowding in south-east Queensland prisons, Building Queensland has developed a business case to investigate options to relieve capacity constraints.

The South Queensland Correctional Facilities Expansion includes the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and South Queensland Correctional Precinct (Gatton), which were originally two separately planned expansions. The two projects were combined in order to take a system-wide approach to addressing capacity constraints across south-east Queensland. The detailed business case was completed by Building Queensland at the end of 2017, and is now awaiting review by the Queensland Government.

Options that were explored include:

- better use of existing infrastructure, including reviewing the roles/functions of the correctional centres;
- expanding capacity of existing facilities, including construction of new cell blocks, and upgrading and expanding prisoner support facilities;
-construction of new cells on a greenfield site.



Last reviewed: 25/10/2018

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $560M AUD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

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 options include:

  • 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 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 (BQ) identified the AGCC as a priority project in their Infrastructure Pipeline Report, released December 2016. BQ led the development of the detailed business case, which was completed in late 2017. The business case is awaiting review by the Queensland Government and has since been combined with the business case for Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct (Gatton)Stage 2.

AGCC is Queensland's largest correctional facility. It is privately managed and operated by GEO Group Australia, under contract with the Queensland Correctional Services. Queensland Correctional Services is retendering the operations and management of the centre, with the request for expressions of interests closing in January 2018.



Last reviewed: 25/10/2018

South Queensland Correctional Precinct - Gatton


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 South Queensland Correctional Precinct - Gatton

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $660M AUD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct is a two-stage expansion and upgrade project.

Stage Two will involve the construction of a new 1,004 cell, high security facility for male prisoners in Gatton, in order to address growing demand for correctional facilities in Queensland over the next 3-5 years. 

Building Queensland (BQ) identified the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct (Stage 2) as a priority project in their Infrastructure Pipeline Report, released December 2016.


BQ assisted with the business case, which was completed in late 2017. The business case is awaiting review by the Queensland Government and has since been combined with the business case for Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre expansion.

The new prison will enhance the already complete Stage 1 of the precinct - Southern Queensland Correctional Centre - a 300 bed minimum to maximum security prison for men located in the Lockyer Valley, 15 kilometres north of Gatton.

The Southern Queensland Correctional Centre run by Serco, was opened in December 2011. The Queensland Correctional Services is re-tendering the operations and management of the centre, with the request for expressions of interests closing in January 2018.



Last reviewed: 25/10/2018

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