Major contractors shortlisted to deliver QLD rail projects

The Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail (LGC) Project is taking a major step forward with major contractors shortlisted for three individual packages of work:

  • ActivUs consortium (consisting of CPB Contractors, Acciona Contractors, UGL Engineering, SMEC Australia and WSP Australia) and Activate consortium (consisting of John Holland Queensland, Aurecon Australasia and AECOM Australia) have been shortlisted for the LGC Rail Package.
  • Two joint ventures have been shortlisted for the LGC OLCR Package – Beilby Holdings with JF Hull Holdings, and BMD Constructions with Fulton Hogan Construction.
  • ADCO Construction, DT Infrastructure and the joint venture of Martinus Rail and Degnan have been shortlisted for the Loganlea Station Relocation Project.

Over the next six months, the major contractors will put forward their proposals for the individual project packages, including design, construction plans and cost.

The successful companies to deliver the works will be announced later this year.

The announcement follows a year of significant progress including refining the reference design, extensive survey and geotechnical investigation works and community engagement.

The Queensland Government is also working towards important final environmental approvals from the Federal Government.

With Cross River Rail well underway, the 20km section of rail line between Kuraby and Beenleigh (the Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project corridor) is the next critical bottleneck to unlock, to provide capacity for more frequent rail services in the future.

Increasing the number of tracks from two to four and allowing the free movement of both all-stops and express trains will mean more services can run more frequently and more reliably.

This will allow public transport users to arrive at modern and accessible stations and spend less time waiting on the platform for a service to arrive, which means easier connections to the rest of South East Queensland through the existing rail network as well as the new services to be delivered through Cross River Rail and the Direct Sunshine Coast Line.

The LGC Rail package will deliver the major rail works between Kuraby and Beenleigh including duplicating the tracks from two to four, station upgrades, local road works and active transport connections.

The design and construction of this complex brownfield project will be delivered through an alliance contract.

The Loganlea Station project will relocate and upgrade Loganlea train station to better connect customers with nearby health, education, and community services – particularly Logan Hospital.

The Loganlea Station Project is costed at $173.8 million.

The broader Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project is jointly-funded by the Queensland and Australian governments with a 50-50 commitment towards the project cost of $5.75 billion.

Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail is one of several large investments in the rail network well underway along with Cross River Rail, the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (B2N), the European Train Control System (ETCS) and the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program
(QTMP), which will build 65 new fully-accessible trains at Torbanlea, near Maryborough, to run on the South East Queensland train network.

These projects will play an important role during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games while delivering improvements for everyday Queenslanders by providing more frequent and reliable services around South East Queensland.

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