Department of Public Works
$500m Correctional Precinct
680 hectare site
300 bed Women’s facility in the first stage
Potential 3500 bed total capacity
Managing Contractor is Baulderstone
RCP were commissioned by the Department of Public Works (DPW) to provide Project Programming services for the first stage of the $500m Gatton Correctional Precinct Development.
The DPW aims to develop a correctional precinct to accommodate growth in the general prisoner population in south east Queensland for the foreseeable future.
The precinct will feature several stand-alone prisons and will be developed over 4 stages. Stage one includes a 300 bed female centre and is scheduled for completion by June 2011. Ultimately the precinct could house over 3,500 prisoners.
The precinct will also feature a special care unit / hospice for elderly and infirm prisoners will be provided in the first stage of the male centre.
The first stage of development commenced in October 2008 with $485m allocated for extensive site preparation works and construction of a 300-bed women’s correctional centre.
RCP provided master programming and design programming throughout the early stages of the project and are now providing an audit role service throughout construction.