Hope Island station – Site Investigations - June and July 2023

Cross River Rail is transforming the way we travel across all of South East Queensland. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is continuing with planning and delivery of three new rail stations at Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac. Early investigations are continuing onsite in preparation for the new Hope Island station.


Early investigations

Site investigations – within Mangrove Jack Park and along Hope Island Road, Helensvale

Site investigations are continuing within Mangrove Jack Park from 19 June 2023, and are scheduled to commence along Hope Island Road, between River Links Boulevard and Monterey Keys Drive, Helensvale, in preparation for the new Hope Island Station.

Investigations will include:

  • Detailed ground survey.
  • Identification of existing utility services using a vacuum excavation truck.

These investigations will continue for approximately two weeks, weather and site conditions permitting, and will be used to further refine the station design.

Rail corridor works – within Mangrove Jack Park

Additionally, rail corridor works are scheduled to occur outside normal working hours for the project. These are timed to take place during planned rail track closures. You may notice workers in the area before and after these works occur.

Rail corridor works are scheduled, pending weather conditions, for:

  • 6am Saturday 1 July until 6pm Sunday 2 July 2023.

Rail corridor work in July will include:

  • Placement of monitoring equipment on the existing tracks and rail structure
  • Inspection of signal cable trough conditions
  • Survey of rail bridge structures.


Geotechnical investigations work area

Geotechnical investigations work area at Hope Island.


What to expect

  • Site investigation works will be undertaken at ground level adjacent to, and along Hope Island Road.
  • Localised traffic changes on Hope Island Road including reduced speed limits, road shoulder/lane closures, changes to traffic flow and short-term traffic disruptions may be required during these works. Traffic controllers and police may be in place to assist and direct road users.
  • Site investigation activities may generate increased levels of noise from the vacuum excavation.
  • Increase in workforce and construction vehicle movements around the station site for transport of materials and equipment.

We appreciate your patience while we undertake these works.

Work hours

Site investigation works will be undertaken between 7.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00am to 1.00pm Saturday, however work may occur outside of these hours due to safety requirements.

To minimise impacts on motorists where investigation activities are required on or near Hope Island Road, some work will be required outside normal construction hours. From Sunday 25 June 2023, approximately one week of night works will be required between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday nights, weather and site conditions permitting.


If you have any enquiries or wish to speak with a member of the project team, please use the contact details below:

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