A new correctional centre providing safety, security and positive management of inmates.
For operational enquiries relating to the Clarence Correctional Centre, including visiting the centre, please contact Serco.
Phone: 02 6643 6500
The Clarence Correctional Centre, located in Lavadia (approximately 12.5 kilometres southeast of Grafton), accommodates up to 1,700 inmates.
It features state of the art security and surveillance and focuses on rehabilitation to help reduce the rate of reoffending.
Benefits of the project include:
The project was delivered by the NSW Government in partnership with the NorthernPathways consortium consisting of John Holland, Serco, John Laing and Macquarie Capital. The Clarence Correctional Centre officially opened on 25 July 2020.
To learn more about design, construction and operation of the Clarence Correctional Centre, visit northernpathways.com.au
Artist impression: Aerial view, including sporting fields
Artist impression: Aerial long view of the new facility
Artist impression: Inside a cell
Artist Impression: Courtyard
Artist impression: Aerial view of the new Grafton Correctional Centre
Artist impression: View of full complex
Artist impression: Buildings within the new complex
Construction progress - June 2017
Construction progress - October 2017
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Construction progress - February 2020
As part of the Clarence Correctional Centre project, the NSW Government supplied an approximately 13-kilometre-long high voltage transmission line to connect the new facility to the existing high voltage power supply in the area.
The transmission line was assessed through a Review of Environmental Factors (REF), under Part 5 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The REF outlines details of the transmission line, assesses potential impacts, and provides measures for how these impacts will be managed during construction and operation.
Since initial approval in April 2019, the final REF has been amended to include work hours from Monday to Sunday, 7am – 6pm. The amended REF documents are available below.
Construction is now complete.
All contract documents can be found here.
All planning documents can be viewed on the Department of Planning and Environment’s major projects website.
Updates in relation to the provision of utilities to the site including water, power and telecommunications, as well as the Avenue Road upgrade can be found on this page.
To learn more about design, construction and operation of the new Grafton Correctional Centre, visit northernpathways.com.au
The 1700-bed Clarence Correctional Centre is now one year away from taking inmates. Since the first sod was turned two years ago significant progress has been made on the site, with today marking the completion of the male minimum security buildings.READ MORE
Construction of Australia’s biggest prison continues to forge forward with 350,000 cubic metres of earth moved, 20 kilometres of in-ground services installed and almost half of the secure perimeter fence raised at the site near Grafton.READ MORE
Construction of the Clarence Correctional Centre is continuing to deliver job and training opportunities to the Clarence Valley community, with Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis today visiting the site to meet three of the newest apprentices to be employed on the project.READ MORE
Clarence Valley electrical contractor, McGrath Electrical and Data at South Grafton, has secured a contract for installing more than 120km of security cabling at the new Clarence Correctional Centre, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.READ MORE
Mr Gulaptis said the centre, which will be aptly named the Clarence Correctional Centre, would provide a much-needed economic boost to the Clarence Valley, with long term job and economic opportunities abundant.READ MORE
Avenue Road, north of Casuarina Place will be closed on Monday 13 November from 9am to 3pm.READ MORE
Avenue Road, between Wants Lane and the northern end of the project site, will be closed between Wednesday 18 October and Wednesday 25 October, weather permitting.READ MORE
A contract worth around $20 million has been awarded for temporary plumbing and electrical works at the new Grafton Correctional Centre to Laser Plumbing and Electrical Lismore in partnership with other local businesses.READ MORE
Work to install a new waterpipe from Ulmarra to the site of the new prison, and upgrade a 2-kilometre section of Avenue Road, Lavadia, will be carried out from 11 September until early-2018.READ MORE