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. This project proposes to expand the AGCC given that it is over capacity by 35 per cent, with 600 remandees sharing single occupant cells.
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.
AGCC was previously managed and operated by GEO Group Australia until Queensland Government announced its decision to transition the centre to public operations in March 2019. Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has been operating the AGCC since 1 July 2020.
|Dec 2016||Building Queensland (BQ) identified the AGCC as a priority project in their Infrastructure Pipeline Report.|
|Nov 2017||Building Queensland finalised the business case for the project, to be reviewed by the Queensland Government.|
|Mar 2019||Queensland Government announced the transition of the AGCC to public operations.|
|Jul 2020||Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) began operating the AGCC.|