Remediation work has begun at Cross River Rail’s Woolloongabbe station site following the demolition of Landcentre and the old South Brisbane Dental Hospital.
Demolition contractors DECC have recycled 94% of building waste, including 20,500 tonnes of concrete, 1,094 tonnes of ferrous metals and 275 tonnes of aluminum and copper.
The new station will be constructed 27m below ground and generate 7,700 jobs including 450 apprentice and training opportunities.
Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the project will support an average of 1,500 jobs each year across industries ranging from demolition, designers and engineers.
The project aims to unlock a bottleneck at the core of the transport network, allowing more trains to run more often.
“Cross River Rail will enable a ‘turn-up-and-go’ transport system for the whole of South East Queensland,” Ms. Trad said.
Woolloongabbe will be the engine room of the project, housing tunnel boring machines that will dig the majority of Cross River Rail’s twin 5.9km tunnels.
The evaluation of bids from Cross River Rail’s major works contracts is underway with contract awards expected by mid-2019.