Responsible Agency: Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Proposal Stage of Development: Detailed Business Case Underway
Planned Stage End Date: Q1 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $740 million*
Date of Publication: December 2016 (for period 4 June 2016 – 3 December 2016)


After a period of high growth in prisoner population, the capacity of the state’s male high-security facilities is constrained.


The objective of the proposal is to improve safety and reduce pressure on existing facilities across the prison system.

This proposal is investigating the construction of Stage 2 of the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton to provide a new 1,004 cell, high- security facility for male prisoners to address growth in demand for correctional facilities in the medium term (3-5 years).

Expansion of the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct has been investigated as there is already a Master Plan for a larger facility at this site that could also help to relieve capacity constraints at other facilities in southern Queensland.


Complete Detailed Business Case    >    Building Queensland assisting with Detailed Business Case**

* Nominal cost in Australian dollars 2016, estimate provided by Responsible Agency.
**Update of original (2014) Business Case underway by Responsible Agency in 2016.