New Grafton Correctional Centre
The NorthernPathways consortium, comprising of Serco, John Laing, John Holland and Macquarie Capital, has been appointed as the preferred proponent to design, construct, operate and maintain the new Grafton Correctional Centre (NGCC), on behalf of the NSW Government.
For the next 20 years, the prison will inject more than $560m into the local economy with 1,100 jobs created during construction and about 600 permanent jobs once operational.
The NGCC will be a safe and secure correctional facility servicing the northern part of NSW. It will be the primary correctional complex for all corrections operations from the Queensland border in the north, Kempsey in the southeast and Tamworth in the southwest.
The facility will be located approximately 12km southeast of Grafton. Accommodating 1,700 beds, the complex will feature state-of-the-art security and surveillance, as well as advanced rehabilitation services. The NGCC will be delivered as a public private partnership, with the private sector responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the facility and ownership to be retained by the NSW government.