Plans unveiled for Australia’s largest prison
Ampac Technologies Queensland has been successful in obtaining the order for the Grafton Prison Total of 64 networked Firefinder Plus™ Panel, computer graphics and 366 Wagner™ Aspirated Systems.
This is the largest prison to be built in Australia. Ampac Technologies Queensland are proud to be working with their customer Triple M and the installer Interfire.
It’s a slice of countryside nestled in the Clarence Valley – that will soon be home to 1,700 criminals.
The Clarence Correctional Centre, located 12km south of Grafton, will be a state-of-the-art development for men and women that marks a significant shift away from the traditional prison model.
With no bars on the windows, the prison will have a “campus-style” layout and tablet computers for inmates to use for tasks like checking their finances and undertaking training programs.
Up to 1000 maximum-security male prisoners and 300 maximum-security female prisoners will be locked up at the centre, alongside another 400 minimum-security male offenders.
Along with rehabilitation, high-tech security and surveillance are also a focus of the $700 million development.
The project is due to be completed by mid-2020. The prison is being developed by the State Government in partnership with a consortium that includes John Holland, Serco, John Laing and Macquarie Capital.