Strong local and global field lines up to build Cross River Rail

Published Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 at 12:34 PM

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Jackie Trad

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced the shortlisted companies for the contract to build Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure project, Cross River Rail.

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.

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

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

“Once the assessment process is complete, the consortia selected from these shortlists will be building this project.

“This is a big milestone in the delivery of this critical project and is another demonstration of the Palaszczuk 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 Palaszczuk 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.”


Media Contact: Clare Manton 0432 446 268

Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership consortia shortlist:



CIMIC Group-led consortium, including Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF




QIC, Capella Capital, Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues


CentriQ Partnerships


Plenary Group, ACCIONA, GS Engineering & Construction, Salini Impregilo and Spotless Group


The Rail, Integration and Systems alliance shortlist:

River City Alliance


Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Limited, GHD Pty Ltd, Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd, SYSTRA Scott Lister Australia Pty Ltd


Unity Alliance


CPB Contractors Pty Limited, UGL Engineering Pty Limited, Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, AECOM Australia Pty Ltd