The Cross River Rail project has reached a significant milestone, with construction companies invited to tender for the demolition of the GoPrint site at Woolloongabba.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Jackie Trad said that the Palaszczuk Government was determined to make sure Queensland firms and workers were involved in the upcoming project.
“I want to see local contractors involved in this milestone that marks the start of onsite works for the historic Cross River Rail project,” Ms Trad said.
“We have fully funded this second rail crossing over the Brisbane River for South East Queensland in the State Budget after it was cancelled by the previous Newman-Nicholls LNP Government.
“Cross River Rail is essential to boost the capacity of our rail network, reduce journey times and put on extra train services for commuters, particularly in the outer regions.
“We have worked with the Brisbane City Council to integrate the Brisbane Metro with Cross River Rail and together they will enable a high frequency public transport system for our growing population.
“Most Brisbanites would be familiar with the Goprint site, bounded by Vulture, Stanley and Main streets in Woolloongabba.
“This is an opportunity to be involved in a project that will fundamentally transform South East Queensland, from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast and out to Ipswich.”
The first tender associated with this project will be released today and will be open to eligible businesses registered for Queensland Government building and construction work.
The tender will close on 31 August 2017 and will be awarded by mid-September.
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