Brisbane commuters will be the big winners in the Brisbane Metro project, with two new lines connecting 18 stations along dedicated busways.
The new high-capacity and high-frequency Brisbane Metro services will link with suburban bus and train services as part of a better-planned network.
The Brisbane Move consortium, comprising of ACCIONA and Arup, will partner with Brisbane City Council to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project.
Council has committed $944 million of the project’s capital costs, with the Australian Government giving a $300 million funding commitment. The total cost is expected to be about $1.244 billion.
According to the Brisbane Metro website, the project will:
- reduce congestion bottlenecks in the city
- make it easier to travel with turn-up-and-go services
- create 2600 jobs throughout design and construction
- lead to a cleaner and greener Brisbane.
“Brisbane Move encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest via ICN Gateway,” ICN QLD procurement engineering specialist Jatin Patel said.
“We will communicate specific supply opportunities on the ICN Gateway project page as they become available, with local industry able to register its interest against them.”
The first stage of the project will include new and upgraded infrastructure such as:
- Adelaide Street tunnel and revitalised streetscape from North Quay to Edward Street
- upgraded Cultural Centre station
- significant improvements at the Queensland Cultural Centre across Victoria Bridge to provide 3 lanes for Metro and bus services, as well as dedicated cycling and pedestrian pathways
- upgrades at suburban stations including end-of-route vehicle charging facilities.
To find out more, or register an expression of interest, go to the Brisbane Metro Gateway page.