About Northern Pathways

Who is NorthernPathways?

NorthernPathways consortium, comprising of Serco, John Laing, John Holland and Macquarie Capital, has been appointed as the preferred proponent to design, construct, operate and maintain the new Grafton Correctional Centre, on behalf of the NSW Government. For the next 20 years, the prison will inject more than $560 million into the local economy with 1,100 jobs created during construction and about 600 permanent jobs once operational.


But we see our role as bigger than just the new facility. Our aim is to build communities and improve lives – maximising the opportunities for Grafton and regional NSW.

That’s why we’ve brought together local and international leaders in the field:

John Holland

John Holland

Working locally for over 60 years, a Tier 1 Australian builder and recognised leader in the corrections sector

Serco

Serco

Leading operator of correctional facilities in Australia, New Zealand and the UK

Macquarie

Macquarie

Australia’s recognised leader in infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects

Laing O'Rourke

Laing

With an unsurpassed global track record as independent investor and manager of PPP projects

Visualisation of the Planned NGCC Facilities

The New Grafton Correctional Centre (NGCC)

The NGCC will be a safe and secure correctional facility servicing the northern part of NSW.

It will be the primary correctional complex for all corrections operations from the Queensland border in the north, Kempsey in the southeast and Tamworth in the southwest. The facility will be located approximately 12 kilometres southeast of Grafton.

Construction is due to commence in mid-2017 and the new Centre will open in 2020.

During both construction and operations, NGCC will deliver hundreds of jobs to the region, creating long term economic opportunities locally through the procurement of a range of goods and services.

Accomodating 1,700 beds, the complex will feature state-of-the-art security and surveillance, as well as advanced rehabilitation services.

The NGCC will be delivered as a PPP, with the private sector responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the facility and ownership to be retained by the NSW Government.

Infrastructure NSW, on behalf of Corrective Services NSW, a division of the Department of Justice, is the agency responsible for the procurement and delivery of the Project.

The Project will transfer to the Department of Justice at the completion of the Delivery Phase. A Project steering committee has been established to provide strategic direction for the Project, with members representing the following agencies:

  • NSW Department of Justice
  • Corrective Services NSW
  • NSW Treasury
  • NSW Department of Health
  • Infrastructure NSW
  • NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

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