Environmental Impact Statement

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cross River Rail project was approved by the Coordinator-General in 2012.

This EIS was based on the project’s Reference Design and was a key document in the review and approval of the project by the State Government.

You can read more about this process at the Coordinator-General’s website.

Request for Project Change

As project planning and design progresses, changes to the approved project are sometimes required, leading to a Request for Project Change.

You can learn more about the Request for Project Change process in our FAQs.

For information on Project Changes relating to Cross River Rail visit the Coordinator-General’s website.

Project change application 5 – Condition change (hours of work) 2019

Cross River Rail submitted Request for Project Change 5 to include extended work hours at the Exhibition Railway Station and Mayne Railway Yard project work sites. The proposed change and potential environmental impacts were assessed and were confirmed as being consistent with the already approved extended work hours for the other project worksites. The scope, location or design of the project remained unchanged as part of this change application.

This was approved on 4 October 2019.

Project change application 4 – Whole of project refinements 2019

Following identification of project innovations and improvements by the bidding companies as part of the tendering process, Cross River Rail submitted a Request for Project Change to reduce project impacts and improve project outcomes.

This request covered changes relating to the tunnel alignment and the following project areas; Mayne Yard, Exhibition Station/Northern Portal, Roma Street, Albert Street, Woolloongabba, Boggo Road, Dutton Park and stations from Fairfield to Salisbury.

This was approved on 26 June 2019.

Project change application 3 – Roma Street Demolition Works

Following engineering investigations, Cross River Rail submitted a request for Project Change to demolish the Brisbane Transit Centre (East Tower), Hotel Jen, the pedestrian bridge over Roma Street and to temporarily occupy the open space adjacent to Hotel Jen during these demolition and construction works.

This was approved on 13 March 2019.

Project change application 2 – Temporary Roma Street Coach Terminal

Cross River Rail submitted a Request for Project Change for the change of use for the carpark and drop-off area adjacent to Roma Street Station platform 10 to a temporary coach terminal.

This was approved on 30 August 2018.

Project change application 1 – Whole of project

Following further technical investigations and community consultation, the Queensland Government refined the project’s reference design and prepared a Request for Project Change which was displayed for community comment from Saturday 25 February 2017 until Monday 27 March 2017.

This was approved on 8 June 2017.

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