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Cross River Rail is now transitioning from planning to delivery.

This means the project’s ‘Early Works’ are now underway and residents will start to see more activity in the project corridor.

What are ‘Early Works’?
Early Works prepare the construction site, before heavy construction begins, including fencing, surveying, demolition, geotechnical and exploratory ground investigations, vegetation clearing, and construction of access routes. These works will ramp up occur over the next 18 months. Fencing around all sites is important to ensure the safety of workers and passers-by.

Further information regarding specific Early Works activities being undertaken during 2017 can be found below.

Goprint demolition
The Goprint building is located between Vulture Street and Stanley Street in Woolloongabba, directly adjacent to the Woolloongabba Busway. It is the site of the future Woolloongabba station, so it needs to demolished. The contract to demolish the Goprint building has been awarded, and work will start in October.

Demolition works will mainly happen between the hours of 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Intermittent lane and footway closures may be required to safely complete these works. Nearby residents and businesses may experience increased noise, dust and vibration and potential minor traffic delays in surrounding streets.

Geotechnical investigations
Geotechnical works are happening now across the project corridor, through until early November 2017. Over six weeks, more than 30 sites in Dutton Park, Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point, the CBD, Petrie Terrace, Spring Hill and Bowen Hills, will have boreholes drilled into the ground.

To minimise impacts to residents and businesses, most of the drilling will happen between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Within the CBD however, to minimise impacts to traffic and business trading, works will happen overnight between 7pm and 5am. Residents and businesses in the immediate vicinity of these works will receive a letter in advance, informing them of any likely impacts.

Abingdon Street, Woolloongabba

Albert Street, Brisbane CBD

Queensland Rail Corridor