Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Prison Works Start in August; Questions Remains about What Jobs Will Start When

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Prison Works Start in August; Questions Remains about What Jobs Will Start When

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Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au

IT MIGHT not "be as sexy as stadiums and whatever that have gone to other communities" but the expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre is one thing in the State Budget that has the Rockhampton Mayor excited.

The budget included $7.9million for 2017-18 for the $202 million project, with early works expected to start in August.

A Public Works spokesperson said the department, which is project managing the work for Queensland Corrective Services, will have a clear idea of specific job numbers between August and July 1, 2018, once the tenders are awarded and accepted.

"The early works contract covers extension to prison car park, shade structures over new and existing car park and the installation of accompanying lighting, security and drainage," they said.

"So that the work can be done as quickly as possible, the main contract will allow design and construction to proceed side by side. …

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