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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) and Roadheaders. These TBMs will be used to drill the twin tunnels after which the site will become the location of the new underground Woolloongabba station.

The Goprint building demolition was completed by Lawton-based company Caylamax Demolitions, you can read more about this below.

Before construction can begin, two more buildings on the site need to be removed from the area: the Landcentre and the South Brisbane Dental Hospital.

An Expression of Interest for the Landcentre demolition and site remediation works was released on 23 March 2018 and closed on 12 April.

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has now invited shortlisted companies to submit tenders for the demolition of the Landcentre building and South Brisbane Dental Hospital at Woolloongabba.

The Delivery Authority has engaged the Department of Housing and Public Works to manage this procurement process.  Read more about the Tender here.

Goprint demolition

Lawton-based company Caylamax Demolitions was awarded the $330,000 contract to demolish the Goprint building and works began in October 2017 and were completed in February 2018.

In total 11,626.35 tonnes of material salvaged from the Goprint site were recycled through various recycling centres, consisting of:

  • 10,692.34 tonnes of concrete, equating to 99 per cent of the concrete from site
  • 66 tonnes of scrap metal equating to 95 per cent of the scrap metal from the site
  • 14 tonnes of Black Iron Light Gauge equating to 95 per cent of the iron from the site
  • 27 tonnes of high melting steel (HMS 1) equating to 95 per cent of the steel from the site
  • 2 tonnes of copper equating to 95 per cent of the copper from the site
  • 59 tonnes of general builders’ waste – such as plasterboard, carpets, light timber, non-metal claddings or hard furnishings contained within the structures not composed of concrete or masonry
  • 100 per cent of office and workshop furniture has been recycled
  • 7 per cent of material that left site was recycled, so 2.3 per cent of waste has gone to landfill.