Government of New South Wales has announced the opening of Clarence Correctional Centre located approximately 12 kilometres southeast of Grafton in the Clarence Valley, Northern New South Wales. The facility will accommodate 1,700 inmates and features state-of-the-art security and surveillance with a focus on rehabilitation to reduce reoffending rates without compromising safety and security.
The project has created more than 1,200 jobs during construction and will employ up to 600 permanent staff once fully operational. 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 authority appointed NorthernPathways consortium comprising of Serco, John Laing, John Holland, and Macquarie Capital to design, construct, operate and maintain the Clarence Correctional Centre.