New youth remand centre for Wacol

A new youth remand centre is to be built at Wacol.

The $250 million project will accommodate about 50 young people and will have common exercise areas, with access to educational, medical and therapeutic services at the adjacent Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.

It will be operated by the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training, and house young people in detention exclusively until new youth detention centres open in Woodford and Cairns.

It will be built using rapid-build technology and a modular design. Early site work will begin this month, with the facility expected to open in 2024.

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