Queensland contractors benefitting from Cross River Rail
Published Friday, 20 December, 2019 at 09:20 AM
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail
The Honourable Kate Jones
Cross River Rail Minister Kate Jones today announced that a $40 million dollar contract awarded to Toowoomba-based construction company Wagners was ‘just the beginning’ of what Cross River Rail would mean for Queensland companies during construction of the project.
The deal, expected to span a nine-month period starting late next year, will see Wagners manufacture all the precast concrete tunnel segments for the new 10.2km rail line stretching from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills.
The segments will be made at the company’s facility at Wacol and then installed in the rail line’s 5.9km of twin tunnels beneath the Brisbane River and CBD once tunnelling begins in 2021.
“This is exactly the kind of economic growth and job creation that we have promised Cross River Rail will mean for Queensland,” said Ms Jones.
“Cross River Rail is a world class project that demands the very best and this is a great example of how we already have globally-recognised companies right here in Queensland that can rise to the challenge.
“The Palaszczuk Government’s number one priority is to create jobs for Queenslanders – this project ticks all the boxes.”
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority CEO Graeme Newton said the sheer scale of opportunity for Queensland companies was only just beginning to reveal itself.
“We have awarded contracts for three major works packages and construction consortiums that have been awarded those contracts are now sub-contracting works to a wide variety of companies as workforces are established at sites right across the city.”
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