Woolloongabba site works on track

Demolition works at Cross River Rail’s Woolloongabba station site are now complete with over 94% of building waste from the Landcentre and old South Brisbane Dental Hospital recycled.

Demolition contractors, DECC, have recycled most of the concrete, metal, aluminium and copper from the nine-storey building.

Following decades of heavy industrial use, as a rail holding yard and print works, site remediation works are now underway with up to seven excavators onsite removing soil to a depth of four metres in some areas.

Cross River Rail is set to be the catalyst for revitalising the wider 6.5-hectare precinct around the new underground station.

Better transport connectivity is crucial to developing a new urban precinct that would stack up in comparison to any global competitors.

When Cross River Rail is operational, Woolloongabba will be just three minutes from Albert Street and three minutes from the Ecosciences precinct at Boggo Road, making it the perfect location for new mixed-use development and new open spaces.

The Woolloongabba site will be the engine room of the project, hosting the massive tunnel boring machines which will dig the majority of Cross River Rail’s twin 5.9km tunnels under Brisbane’s river and CBD.


Fast facts

  • The Cross River Rail Woolloongabba station will be constructed 27m below ground with 220 metre long platforms.
  • The project will generate 7,700 jobs including 450 apprentice and training opportunities during construction.
  • Works to prepare the nine-storey Landcentre for demolition started in September. Remediation activities are due for completion in mid-2019.
  • Materials recycled include 20,500 tonnes of concrete, 1,094 tonnes of ferrous metals and 275 tonnes of aluminium and copper.
  • The evaluation of bids for Cross River Rail’s major works contracts is advancing and major works contract award is expected by mid-2019.
  • Construction activities will commence once the successful contractor’s teams have mobilised.