Capricornia Correctional Centre


Etna Creek, QLD


CPB Contractors

#The Project

Capricornia Correctional Centre is located 20 kilometers north of Rockhampton and provides facilities for remand, reception, and sentenced prisoners.

VAE Group have been awarded the early works, and main prison works by CPB Contractors.

#Early Works

VAE conducted a comprehensive plantroom audit and risk assessment prior to work commencing on site. We identified the tight spatial requirements and access issues for the existing Air Handling Unit (AHU) replacements during this phase. 

Our delivery methodology involved the replacement AHUs being ordered as complete assemblies, delivered off-site in Rockhampton, subsequent disassembly, and packaging ready for re-assembly onsite. The replacement units were reassembled in situ together with the associated ductwork, pipe connections, electrical fit-off, controls and commissioning.

#Main Project Works

The major prison expansion works are well underway, with VAE undertaking the following mechanical services:

  • New central chilled water plant, and underground pipework reticulation to all new accommodation (348 new cells) and administration blocks 
  • New air conditioning plant to all prison blocks (eight medium security, and two high security), including smoke control and purge ventilation to prison accommodation buildings
  • New air conditioning and ventilation of associated administration, visitors, industries and recreation buildings