The new Grafton Correctional Centre, located in Lavadia (approximately 12.5 kilometres southeast of Grafton), will accommodate 1,700 inmates.
It will feature state of the art security and surveillance and focus on rehabilitation to help reduce the rate of reoffending.
Benefits of the project include:
- about $560 million injected into the local economy over the next 20 years
- long-term, local economic opportunities through the procurement of a range of goods and services
- up to 1,100 construction jobs and 600 operational jobs created
- addressing the critical shortage of correctional centre beds and facilities within NSW.
The project is being delivered by the NSW Government in partnership with the NorthernPathways consortium consisting of John Holland, Serco, John Laing and Macquarie Capital.
Where are we in the process?
Early works on the new prison are underway. Subject to planning approvals, construction of the new correctional centre is expected to begin in early 2018 and be completed by 2020.
Questions or comments?
Feel free to contact us via:
Phone: 1800 449 848
To learn more about design, construction and operation of the new Grafton Correctional Centre, visit northernpathways.com.au
For more information on the provision of utilities and the Avenue Road upgrade, visit our latest updates page.