NEWS: Approval to start work on Cross River Rail
The Board of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has approved the demolition of the GoPrint site at Woolloongabba to make way for Queensland’s number one infrastructure priority Cross River Rail.
In announcing the approval of early works, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it marked the start of the $5.4 billion city-shaping project.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad said the early site works of the government-owned GoPrint building is expected to start in September.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government has fully funded Cross River Rail with a total commitment of $5.4 billion. It will support more than 1,540 jobs each year and 3,000 at peak over the construction period.
The current short term tenants in the Government-owned buildings will be supported to find other accommodation.
Cross River Rail will allow the rail network to expand, offering faster travel times across South East Queensland:
- There will be four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street and two upgraded stations at Dutton Park and the Exhibition Showgrounds.
- Commuters will save up to 15 minutes if travelling from southern stations such as Beenleigh
- Commuters will save up to eight minutes if travelling from northern stations such as Petrie
- Commuters will save up to six minutes if travelling from western stations such as Ipswich
- Commuters will save up to 14 minutes if travelling from eastern stations such as Cleveland
For more information and to view a flythrough of the project visit: www.crossriverrail.qld.gov.au