Site investigations between Fairfield and Salisbury stations

During December 2019, the UNITY Alliance will continue work within the rail corridor between Fairfield and Salisbury stations to prepare for construction of the Cross River Rail project.

Details of work

The activities outlined below are scheduled to occur between 14 – 16 December 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. These activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours but are timed to fit with existing Queensland Rail works.


  • Fairfield station
  • Yeronga station
  • Yeerongpilly station
  • Moorooka station
  • Rocklea station
  • Salisbury station

Date and hours of work

Work will occur intermittently between 1:00am Saturday 14 December and 3:00am Monday 16 December.

Type of work

  • Survey and identification of utilities such as water, electricity and gas
  • Inspections of station buildings and platforms
  • Underground rock and soil investigations around station precincts
  • Soil testing.

What to expect

During construction, you may notice some minor disruptions such as:

  • Increased levels of localised noise and dust from the use of machinery such as drill rigs, vacuum excavation trucks and excavators
  • Increased construction vehicle movements on local roads and within the project corridor
  • Delivery of plant, materials and equipment to 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 nearby residents and businesses, this includes:

  • Maintaining access to residents’ properties
  • Keeping higher noise-generating activities to the daytime hours wherever possible
  • Ensuring plant / equipment used is in good working order and has been maintained
  • Minimising light spill – directing light-generating plant and equipment away from residences
  • Conducting toolbox talks with work crews to remind them of out of hours work protocols (no unnecessary noise).

We appreciate your patience during the construction period and will continue to update you as work progresses.

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