Publication date: Friday, 11 December 2015
CSNSW is firmly one step closer to opening a new Grafton prison. The government has selected a site for the facility at Lavadia, about 12.5 kilometres southeast of Grafton.
The 600-cell facility will be built and operated as a public-private partnership but owned by the NSW Government.
About 300 jobs will be created during the construction and more than 250 ongoing jobs when it opens in late 2019.
The centre is expected to inject more than $24 million into the local community.
"The new modern facility will have latest security and surveillance technology, and is a long-term investment for the region," Corrections Minister David Elliott said.
Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the project during community information sessions starting in the new year.
The new prison is one of the first projects to be delivered by Projects NSW, which manages priority infrastructure projects. It will be designated a state significant development.