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. Several options were explored including:
- 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, upgrading and expanding prisoner support facilities, and
- construction of new cells on a greenfield site.
|Dec 2017||Detailed Business Case complete by Building Queensland.|
|Aug 2019||Procurement planning underway.|