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Busy week of infrastructure milestones

Lynne Mowbray |

It was a massive week for several infrastructure milestones in the Clarence Valley, last week.

Tuesday August 13 – TAFE NSW celebrated the official opening of the $5.88 million (NSW Government) Connected Learning Centre, in Yamba.

The final segment of the Grafton Bridge was locked into place.

TAFE NSW Officially opens!

Wednesday August 14 –Announcement of the completion of the ‘male minimum security’ area of the new Clarence Correctional Centre.

Construction cost for the Clarence Correctional Centre is $700 million (NSW Government). The expected project employment during construction is 1100 and will be around 600 once completed. The centre will be operational mid 2020 and will be privately run by Serco.

The Clarence Correctional Centre will be the largest prison in Australia.

Clarence Correctional Centre

Friday August 16 – Official walk over the new $240 million (NSW Government) Grafton Bridge by key community members to celebrate the placing of the final segment earlier in the week and the start of the finishing works. The bridge is expected to be opened before Christmas 2019. On September 3, the Country Universities Centre in Grafton will also be officially opened, creating a positive vibe and exciting times for the Clarence Valley.

Grafton Bridge