The Structural Engineer's Corner

Eng. Onorio Francesco Salvatore

Brisbane Cross River Rail Project – Queensland Government

Written By: Lexatus - Sep• 01•13

Cross River Rail Brisbane - Onorio

The Cross River Rail project aims to provide necessary infrastructure that will support the transformation of Brisbane into an internationally competitive city.

The Cross River Rail project is aimed at increasing rail capacity across the whole of Brisbane’s urban rail network to meet forecast demand and promote sustainable urban development. South east Queensland’s population is projected to grow from around 3 million in 2009 towards 4.4 million in 2031.

This core project forms the first stage of a broader program of works that can be developed in the future. The core project consists of:

  • ten kilometres of twin single track tunnel between Yeerongpilly, south of the Brisbane River, and Victoria Park, north of the Brisbane central business district;
  • development of four new underground stations at Woolloongabba, Boggo Road, Albert Street and Roma Street.

Suggested funding conditions for the project are that, in taking forward the design and delivery of this project, the Queensland Government should:

  • consider alternative options for revenue generation, including a parking levy and congestion charging. The analysis undertaken on the land value capture opportunity would benefit from an independent review;
  • undertake further market sounding to ensure that procurement options are based on up to date feedback;
  • develop a comprehensive governance model for procurement and delivery;
  • agree to planning approval conditions that balance amenity and more efficient delivery;
  • agree to undertake a post completion evaluation of the project;
    • upon completion, for example to test whether the project was completed within scope, on time and on budget; and
    • at agreed future intervals to assess whether demand projections underpinning the project’s development were robust, and whether other project benefits have been realised.

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For any issues or questions, you can contact the author at:

onorio@strutturista.com

Eng. Onorio Francesco Salvatore

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