Clarence Correctional Centre, Australia nearing completion

Clarence Correctional Centre, a state-of-the-art correctional centre located in Grafton, New South Wales (NSW), is nearing completion with all major building works complete and a growing workforce.

Serco is part of the NorthernPathways consortium which is designing and building the centre in a Public Private Partnership for the NSW Government. Serco Australia has a 20-year contract to operate and maintain the centre and will focus on reducing reoffending, through education, training, rehabilitation and reintegration programs.

The centre is well into its final construction stages as it heads towards becoming operational in mid-2020. Once completed, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility will be the largest correctional centre in Australia.

The new year has also seen the Clarence Correctional Centre workforce grow significantly. The centre’s Senior Management team, some of whom with more than 30 years of service in Serco and corrections under their belt, bring extensive experience to the operation of the centre and are looking forward to the workforce growing further as recruitment progresses throughout 2020.  

Just over 100 permanent staff have joined the workforce at Clarence Correctional Centre. There are currently over 70 employees, including 30 Female Correctional Case Officers, going through their 10-week initial training course out on site.

The centre also has targeted positions for Aboriginal Correctional Case Officers and Aboriginal Correctional Staff with 12 open positions currently taking applications on

Four Aboriginal Correctional Case Officers are currently undertaking their 10-week initial training course at the centre with a further four Aboriginal Correctional Case Officers joining the work force throughout April.  The first Correctional Supervisor has recently completed her 10-week initial training course and is now proving assistance in the development of operating procedures.

General Manager Glen Scholes and Transitional Director Peter McIntosh meet regularly with local community and business groups to provide an overview of how the Clarence Correctional Centre will provide safe and secure custody to those entrusted into our care, protect the community and shared the reducing reoffending model to be used at the centre.