Quick Notes

Sector: Government

Contract Type: BMS 

Contractor: AG Coombs 

Developer: Queensland Government

Consultant: WSP


The background

The Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct (SQCC) is a two-stage expansion and upgrade project. With 300 beds stage one was completed in 2012. The Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct Stage Two is located at Millers Road, Spring Creek, about 12 kilometres north-east of Gatton and 100 kilometres south-west of Brisbane in the Lockyer Valley. Stage Two involves the construction of a new 1,004-cell, high security facility for male prisoners in Gatton, in order to address growing demand for correctional facilities in Queensland over the next three to five years. The Queensland Government declared that this new correctional centre will adopt a ‘health and rehabilitation’ operating model, with the aim of supporting safer communities through enhanced mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services 

for prisoners, with a particular focus on addressing the ice epidemic and its link to violent and property crime. The Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct is managed and operated by Serco Australia, however after the Queensland Government’s announcement in 2019 to transition the SQCC to public operations, the centre will no longer be under the control of Serco Australia, with the transition to public operations expected to occur on 1 July 2021. Construction, commission and completion of new male only max security 1000 bed correctional facility.