Queensland’s $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project has reached an important milestone, with early works now underway.
“This is an important milestone as it marks the start of official works for this historic infrastructure project for Queensland,” said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in a statement.
“Over the next few months, Queenslanders will see activity ramp up with bore drilling, the demolition of the GoPrint site and the relocation of electrical substations.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Jackie Trad said local construction companies had secured early works contracts.
“I’m delighted that we’ve engaged local companies to undertake the early works at the GoPrint site – this includes Advanced Temporary Fencing in Yatala and SEQ based Arbor Operations,” Ms. Trad said.
“Cross River Rail creates 1500 jobs every year during construction and 3000 in the peak and we’re already seeing this project benefit local companies.
The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will conduct an industry briefing this week to outline the procurement approach, details of major work packages, delivery strategy, commercial considerations and governance.