Goprint now ‘Goneprint’ to make way for Cross River Rail
02 Feb 2018
The former Goprint site has been completely demolished to make way for the brand-new Woolloongabba station as part of the Cross River Rail project.
The Deputy Premier today met representatives of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and contractor Caylamax Demolitions, to inspect progress on the 16-week demolition.
“Cross River Rail is the key to unlocking capacity and delivering more services for the entire South East Queensland network and this is another big milestone,” Ms Trad said.
“The demolition, carried out by local company Caylamax, started back in October and is now coming to an end with over 10,570 tonnes of material removed from the site.
“Approximately 97 per cent of that material has been salvaged with 10,288 tonnes of steel, iron, scrap metal, concrete and other building waste recycled instead of ending up in landfill.
“The Woolloongabba site will be the engine room of the project, hosting the massive Tunnel Boring Machines which will dig the project’s twin tunnels, so getting the site ready early is incredibly important.
“Fans enjoying the summer of cricket at the Gabba, who will have seen the demolition progress over the past months, can look forward to better public transport to the ground when the brand-new Woolloongabba station is complete.
“We know better transport will dramatically improve the match day experience for fans and the new station will see its expected average daily passenger load of 18,000 potentially double to more than 30,000 users for major events.
“The Cross River Rail Woolloongabba Station will be constructed around 27m below ground, with 220m long platforms and with a minimum of 1500m2 of floor area, providing increased capacity to future proof the key transport hub.”
The next step at the site is to carry out remediation works and then move on to planning for the demolition of the Landcentre building and the former South Brisbane Dental Clinic.
The 10,288.53 tonnes of material salvaged from the Goprint site that have been recycled includes:
- 9,336.15 tonnes of concrete salvaged from site
- 618.66 tonnes of scrap metal salvaged from the site
- 42.25 tonnes of Black Iron Light Gauge salvaged from the site
- 22.68 tonnes of high melting steel (HMS 1) salvaged from the site
- 1.2 tonnes of copper salvaged from the site
- 267.59 tonnes of general builders’ waste – such as plasterboard, carpets, light timber, non-metal claddings or hard furnishings contained within the structures not composed of concrete or masonry
- 100% of office and workshop furniture