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Cross River Rail is now a project in delivery.

Early Works are well underway at Woolloongabba and along the rail corridor.

These Early Works include activities such as: fencing, surveying, demolition works, geotechnical and exploratory ground investigations, vegetation clearing and construction of access routes.

The Early Works also includes clearing the Woolloongabba site which will become the staging location for the Tunnel Boring Machines. Demolition of the Goprint building on this site began in October and will be complete in January 2018; see below for more information on this work.

Another critical component of the Early Works is the program of geotechnical investigations and borehole drilling which has been conducted at over 50 locations along the rail corridor and is almost complete. This work has included boreholes drilled at Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point, and several inner-city locations. More detailed information is available below.

Goprint demolition

The Goprint building is located between Vulture Street and Stanley Street in Woolloongabba, directly adjacent to the Woolloongabba Busway. Once cleared this location will be used as the staging area for the Tunnel Boring Machines which will drill the twin tunnels and then it will become the site for the new underground Woolloongabba station.

Three buildings in all will be removed from the area, including the Goprint building, the Landcentre and the South Brisbane Dental Hospital.

Work began in October with Caylamax Demolitions, appointed to demolish the Goprint building, removing all asbestos from the building. They have since demolished the internal walls and ceiling structures. Work has also begun on demolishing the external structure of the building.

Demolition works are mainly conducted between the hours of 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, this excludes game days at the Gabba when works are paused to minimise disruption for spectators.

A traffic management plan is in place to ensure safety for motorists, pedestrians and workers on the site. Nearby residents and businesses may experience increased noise, dust and vibration and potential minor traffic delays in surrounding streets.

The demolition is scheduled to be completed by January 2018.

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If you have any queries about the Goprint Demolition, please contact our community support hotline on 1800 010 875 or email on [email protected]

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A program of geotechnical investigations and borehole drilling has been underway at over 50 locations along the proposed Cross River Rail corridor.

The deepest hole drilled was at Kangaroo Point and went 66 metres down.

Borehole rigs have also been drilling in the inner-city for the new Albert Street station, the first rail station to be built in the CBD in 120 years. This work included a 125 mm borehole drilled to a depth of 40 metres below the road surface. These geotechnical investigations are critical to inform the construction and alignment of the new station.

To minimise disruption to residents and businesses, most of the drilling has been conducted during the daytime on weekdays. In the CBD, however, drilling has been conducted at night to minimise disruption to traffic and business trading.

The program of borehole drilling is expected to be completed by mid-January 2018.