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 8

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has submitted a Request for Project Change to the Coordinator-General in relation to the area between Park Road and Dutton Park stations and conditions surrounding rail possession and haulage.

This process, which includes public consultation and a formal submission process, allows the proposed changes to be evaluated by the Coordinator-General. If the changes are deemed acceptable by the Coordinator-General, they become part of the evaluated Project for construction.

Read more about the Project Change application.

Download the Request for Project Change 8 factsheet.

How to make a submission
The Coordinator-General is responsible for evaluating this Request for Project Change. To be considered in the Coordinator-General’s evaluation, submissions must be made online or in writing to the Coordinator-General by 5pm Friday 2 October 2020.

Send your submission to the Coordinator-General using one of the following methods:

Online: https://haveyoursay.dsd.qld.gov.au/coordinatorgeneral/crr-project-change-8
Email: [email protected]
Attention: Coordinator-General
c/ – EIS project manager – Cross River Rail Project
Coordinated Project Delivery
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia

To view the Request for Project Change or for more information about how to make a submission, visit the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation website.

If you are unable to view the information online, please contact the Cross River Rail project team to organise a digital or hard copy.

For more information
A copy of the Request for Project Change can be found on the Coordinator-General website. This report outlines the proposed changes in detail. A hard copy of the report is available at the Cross River Rail Experience centre: Level 1, 151A Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.

Alternatively, you can contact the project team if you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the team.

Project change application 7 – design refinements and condition changes 2020

Cross River Rail submitted Request for Project Change 7 in relation to the Rail, Integration and Systems Scope of Works. The proposed changes relate to refinement of the project’s approved boundary on land already affected by the project and within existing rail and road corridors, and changes to the Imposed Conditions for the project in relation to the approved hours of work for certain works, surface and groundwater release requirements, refinement of some monitoring requirements and streamlining of conditions. The scope of the project remained unchanged as part of this change application.

This was approved on 16 July 2020.

Project change application 6 – Temporary change of certain work hours May 2020

Cross River Rail submitted Request for Project Change 6 to temporarily change certain work hours. The changes would temporarily remove peak traffic period restrictions on spoil haulage and material/equipment deliveries at some construction worksites and remain in place until the COVID-19 declared public health emergency is revoked, or a shorter period as stated by the Coordinator-General. Scope, location or design of the project remained unchanged as part of this change application.

This was approved on 7 May 2020.

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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