The Queensland Government has announced the JVs shortlisted to build Brisbane’s Cross River Rail, a 10.2km rail line between the city’s Dutton Park and Bowen Hills, that includes a 5.9km twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD. The companies vying for the Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership consortia contract are:
Pulse – CIMIC Group-led consortium, including Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF
Qonnect – QIC, Capella Capital, Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues
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CentriQ Partnerships – Plenary Group, ACCIONA, GS Engineering & Construction, Salini Impregilo and Spotless Group
Acting Premier Jackie Trad said the announcement followed a comprehensive evaluation by the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority of the Expressions of Interest received for the project’s two major works packages: The Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public-private partnership and the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance.
“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,” Ms Trad said.
“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.
“This is a big milestone in the delivery of this critical project and is another demonstration of this Government’s commitment to Cross River Rail.
“We are getting on with delivering this project and the calibre of the shortlist and the enthusiasm from the industry demonstrates how important Cross River Rail is to Queensland.
“It is the Queensland Government that has fully funded this project and we are hitting exciting new milestones, on time, all the time.
“In August we held an Industry Briefing and announced to over 500 industry representatives that we were fully-committed to the project, calling for partners to work with us to deliver it.
“In September we opened the Expressions of Interest process and in November the rigorous evaluation started.
“Today, we are proudly announcing the shortlisted consortia, with a strong field of national and multinational companies – yet another project milestone delivered on time.
“We promised to build Cross River Rail and that is exactly what we are doing.”
In June 2017, the Queensland Government committed to fully fund the Cross River Rail project.
The 2017-2018 State Budget allocated $2.8bn for Cross River Rail with a further $2.6bn committed over subsequent years.