South Queensland Correctional Precinct - Gatton
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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.
In its 2019-Budget, the Queensland Government indicated funding of around $620 million, to be held centrally, towards the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct expansion. However, this funding was not profiled in the budget over the forward estimates.
The budget noted an additional $34.5 million, held centrally, towards the expansion but again did not indicate when this funding would be allocated.
The Southern Queensland Correctional Centre was opened in December 2011. The Queensland Correctional Services sought to retender the operations and management of the centre. However, subsequently made the decision to bring the operation back into State hands.
Last reviewed: 05/09/2019