12 kilometres southeast of Grafton and accommodating 1,700 beds, the complex features state-of-the-art security and surveillance, as well as advanced rehabilitation services.
Our team committed to increasing diversity, training and mental health initiatives on site. By working with the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP), we exceeded all training and diversity targets. Over 33% of trade positions were apprentices, the number of women in trade related work doubled and 8% of the workforce were Indigenous people. The project also supported the local community, with 33% of the workforce local people and 21% aged under 25.
Caring in Construction, a suicide prevention and mental wellbeing program was piloted at the Clarence Correctional Centre. It continues to provide ongoing support in the workplace and creates a supportive environment.
NorthernPathways consortium, comprising of Serco, John Laing and John Holland was appointed to design, construct, operate and maintain the Clarence Correctional Centre on behalf of the NSW Government. For the next 20 years, the prison will inject more than $560 million into the local economy with hundreds of jobs created during construction and around 600 permanent jobs once operational.
The scope included constructing 1,000-bed male maximum security facility; 300-bed female maximum-security facility; and 400-bed male minimum security facility, with a key focus on rehabilitation and incorporating state-of-the-art technology, security and surveillance.
Facilities include recreational ovals, on-site wastewater treatment facility and 850 car spaces. Given its isolated location, works also included all water, power, wastewater and communication infrastructure upgrades and hard and soft landscaping.