A new correctional centre providing safety, security and positive management of inmates.
Infrastructure NSW oversaw the design and construction of the Clarence Correctional Centre between 2017 and 2020. The prison is 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:
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 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.
The NSW Government also oversaw the delivery of an upgrade to Avenue Road as well as the provision of utilities including power, telecommunications and water.
To learn more about design, construction and operation of the Clarence Correctional Centre, visit northernpathways.com.au
For operational enquiries relating to the Clarence Correctional Centre, including visiting the centre, please contact Serco.
Phone: 02 6643 6500
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
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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 planning documents can be viewed on the Department of Planning and Environment’s major projects website.
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