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Cross River Rail will be delivered in partnership with the private sector through two major infrastructure packages of work: the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public-private partnership and the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance. There will also be opportunities in the future for companies to bid for smaller packages and sub contracts to the major packages.

The submitted Expressions of Interest for the two packages of work have been evaluated and a shortlist of consortia for each package has been announced.

See below for more details or read the press release here.


The Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership will primarily deliver the underground section of the project. The scope of work will include:

  • the tunnel from a southern portal near Dutton Park station, under the Brisbane River and the CBD, to a northern portal beyond Normanby
  • four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street
  • the tunnel portals and dive structures
  • all associated mechanical, electrical and safety systems, including vertical transportation for passengers at underground stations
  • underground track work, traction power systems and selection rail operation and control infrastructure.

The consortia shortlisted for the Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership works packages are:

Pulse CIMIC Group-led consortium, including Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF
Qonnect QIC, Capella Capital, Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues
CentriQ Partnerships Plenary Group, ACCIONA, GS Engineering & Construction, Salini Impregilo and Spotless Group


The Rail, Integration and Systems alliance will manage the design, supply and installation of the supporting rail systems and integrate Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s train network. The scope of work will include:

  • rail civil and electrical works
  • rail operation systems and controls
  • rail signalling and communications.

The consortia shortlisted for the Rail, Integration and Systems alliance works packages are:

River City Alliance Laing O’Rourke, GHD, Aurecon, SYSTRA Scott Lister
Unity Alliance CPB Contractors, UGL, Jacobs, AECOM

Cross River Rail released an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Landcentre Demolition and Site Remediation Works, on 23 March 2018, closing on 11 April.

The scope may be extended to also include Demolition and Remediation Works associated with the adjacent South Brisbane Dental Hospital.

The EOI is issued only to Prequalified Contractors under the Capital Works Management Framework.

To ensure that the participation of local trades and people is given a high priority, the project will adopt the principles of the Queensland Charter for Local Content, which has the core objective of maximising local content through greater participation of capable local industry in major government procurement activities.

Contractors can register their Expression of Interest through QTender or eTender.

Following this EOI process, a shortlist of contractors may be approached to participate in a Tender for the Landcentre Demolition and Site Remediation at Woolloongabba.

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has engaged the Department of Housing and Public Works to manage this EOI process.

All communications regarding this EOI (before the closing date) must be issued in writing by email to: [email protected]

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On 30 August 2017, information about the Cross River Rail procurement policy was provided to the more than 500 people who attended our Industry Briefing, and the more than 150 people who viewed the briefing online.

As Cross River Rail is a major infrastructure project, the Expression of Interest process attracted strong interest from both national and multinational companies.

The shortlisted consortia have been announced. Find out more here