CPB Contractors has been named as managing contractor for the $200 million expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre, near Rockhampton.
The work will deliver a minimum of 164 additional cells as well as increased prison industries and other upgrades to the centre.
Construction is expected to commence in early 2018 and conclude in 2020.
“I am pleased to announce CPB Contractors as the managing contractor for this vital development, which will not only deliver jobs for central Queensland but a significant increase in prison capacity for Corrective Services,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“Prison infrastructure is complex and specialised work and CPB Contractors has the proven track record to deliver construction that is cost effective, safe and secure.
“During the construction phase, the project is estimated to deliver 141 jobs and CPB Contractors will be working closely with local subcontractors and suppliers to deliver maximum opportunity to the region.”
The $200 million expansion includes an increased capacity for prison industries at the centre, as well as upgrades to the waste water, mechanical services and electronic security systems.
The design and construct contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of approximately $145 million.