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Lockyer Mayor says a new jail at Gatton is a welcome surprise

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Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan (pictured above) says council is 'super excited', with the state government spending $620 million in the Budget on a new prison at Gatton.
The 1,000 bed men's prison aims to ease overcrowding in the state's jails and create hundreds of jobs -- that is once planning and construction is underway.
Mayor Milligan says the announcement in the State Budget came as quite a surprise.
"We always new there could possibly be a stage two for the prison but weren't really expecting it -- so it was a real pleasant surprise".