Five groups shortlisted for $4.26bn Cross River Rail project in Queensland, Australia


The Queensland government has shortlisted five groups to deliver two main work packages in the A$5.4bn ($4.2bn) Cross River Rail project in Australia.

The project’s two major works packages are the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public-private partnership and the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance.

The companies were announced after the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority evaluated the Expressions of Interest received for the two packages.

The companies shortlisted for the Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership are: Pulse, which comprises CIMIC Group-led consortium, including Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF; Qonnect, which consists of QIC, Capella Capital, Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues; and CentriQ Partnerships, consisting of Plenary Group, ACCIONA, GS Engineering & Construction, Salini Impregilo and Spotless Group.

Companies shortlisted for the Rail, Integration and Systems package are: River City Alliance, which consists of Laing O’Rourke, GHD, Aurecon, SYSTRA Scott Lister; and Unity Alliance, which comprises CPB Contractors, UGL, Jacobs, AECOM.

Queensland Acting Premier Jackie Trad said: “Cross River Rail is a transformational project that will unlock the bottleneck at the core of our transport network and increase its capacity to deliver ‘turn-up-and-go’ public transport.

“It will also generate 7,700 jobs during construction, and stimulate decades of economic development opportunities right across South East Queensland.”

Cross River Rail will span 10.2km from Dutton Park and Bowen Hills including a 5.9km twin tunnel to be built under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD.

As part of the project, four new underground stations will be built at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street while two existing over ground stations at Dutton Park and the Exhibition will be redeveloped.

Trad added: “The final consortia awarded contracts from these shortlists will be building this project.

“Shortlisted companies will now be required to prepare detailed bids that demonstrate innovation and offer Queenslanders the highest possible value for money.”

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