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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 is now complete; 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 along the rail corridor. More detailed information is available below.

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

Goprint demolition

Once fully cleared, the area between Vulture Street and Stanley Street in Woolloongabba, directly adjacent to the Woolloongabba Busway will become the staging area for the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs). These TBMs will be used to drill the twin tunnels after which the site will become the location of the new underground Woolloongabba station.

Before construction can begin, three buildings on the site need to be removed from the area, including the Landcentre, the South Brisbane Dental Hospital and the Goprint building.

Lawton-based company Caylamax Demolitions was awarded the $330,000 contract to demolish the Goprint building and works began in October 2017.

Since that time, almost 10,600 tonnes of concrete and other materials have been removed from the 4500m2 site. Approximately 97 per cent of these materials have been salvaged, meaning that only 3 per cent have gone to landfill.

The next step at this site is to carry out remediation works followed by planning for the demolition of the Landcentre building and the South Brisbane Dental Hospital.

A program of geotechnical investigations and borehole drilling has been conducted 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.