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​Grafton​ Correctional Centre


The new Grafton Correctional Centre will accommodate up to 1,700 inmates once complete and will deliver hundreds of jobs to the region and create long term economic opportunities locally through the procurement of a range of goods and services. It will service the northern part of NSW as the primary correctional complex for all correction operations from the Queensland border in the north, Kempsey in the south-east and Tamworth in the south-west. 

It will comprise:

  • a 1,000-bed, male maximum security facility;
  • 300-bed, female maximum security facility; and
  • 400-bed, minimum security facility. 

It will be responsible for remand, reception and placement for specified offender groups, feature state-of-the-art security and surveillance and will provide best practice rehabilitation services.​​ 

Construction is due to commence in mid-2017 and the new Centre will open in 2020.​ It is expected to create about 300 jobs during construction and more than 250 ongoing jobs when it opens.

Regular updates on this project are available at Infrastructure NSW​.


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