Demolition activities between Roma and Exhibition

 

From mid-November 2019, the UNITY Alliance will commence demolition of buildings adjacent to the rail corridor between Roma Street and Exhibition stations, to prepare for construction of the Cross River Rail project.

 

Details of Work

The following staged activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday between November 2019 and February 2020:

  • Placing temporary fencing and environmental controls as required
  • Establishment of site access gates into the rail corridor
  • Dismantling the Queensland Rail storage and repair shed buildings, and the former Queensland Health building adjacent to the rail corridor
  • Loading demolition waste and removing it from site.
  • Stages of Work

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  • Location

    Rail corridor between Roma Street and Exhibition stations (see map below).
     

    Date and hours of work

    From early November to December 2019, Monday to Saturday 6:30am to 6:30pm.
     

    Type of work

    • Dismantling the rail wagon repair shed
    • Removing material from site via existing rail corridor access and access road (Gregory Terrace).

    Location

    Adjacent to the rail corridor between Roma Street and Exhibition stations (see map below).
     

    Date and hours of work

    December 2019, Monday to Saturday 6:30am to 6:30pm.
     

    Type of work

    • Dismantling the former Queensland Health building
    • Removing material from site via existing access road (Gregory Terrace).

    Location

    Rail corridor between Roma Street and Exhibition stations (see map below).
     

    Date and hours of work

    From early January to February 2020, Monday to Saturday 6:30am to 6:30pm.

    To ensure worker safety some intermittent works will be required after the last train service and before the first (typically between 11:00pm and 4:00am) when no trains are running. Nearby residents will be notified of this activity.
     

    Type of work

    • Dismantling the rail storage shed
    • Removing material from site via existing rail corridor access
    • Removing roof sheets and roof trusses around overhead lines
    • Disconnecting overhead lines
    • Removing material from site via existing rail corridor access and access road (Gregory Terrace).

Construction activities

 

Construction activities will involve:

  • Light vehicles and trucks for removal of material from site
  • Machinery including excavators, mobile cranes and trucks
  • Small power tools, drills, power saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light the work areas
    at night when required.

 

 

What to expect

During demolition works, you may notice some minor disruptions such as:

  • Increased levels of localised noise and dust from the use of machinery and equipment.
  • Increased construction vehicle movements on local roads and within the project corridor.

Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare for the day’s activities. Every effort will be
made to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and businesses in close proximity to the project site. We appreciate
your patience and will continue to update you as work progresses. If you have any questions about this work please call
us on 1800 010 875.

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form:

  • Demolition at Roma Street

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  • The Brisbane Transit Centre and Hotel Jen buildings are being demolished to make way for the new underground station at Roma Street.

    Demolition of these buildings will be done in stages from late 2019 to late 2020.

    The buildings are being demolished level by level, starting from the top and working down to ground level. Demolition
    involves:

    • Disconnecting utility services including electricity, water and gas
    • Installing scaffolding around the perimeter of the buildings and gantries over the footpath to maintain safe access for pedestrians
    • Removing internal furniture, fixtures, and non-structural materials. This includes safely removing any hazardous materials found in the buildings in accordance with regulatory requirements
    • Structural demolition of the buildings. Heavy machinery, including excavators and cranes will be used to demolish the buildings
    • Removing demolition waste. Existing lift shafts within each tower will be used to move waste to the ground floor where it will be loaded into trucks and removed from site.

    Demolition works will generally occur during between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Due to traffic restrictions and to maintain the safety of the community and our works, some works may occur outside of these times.

    If you want to know more, you can use the following resources;