Request for Project Change 9
The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA) has submitted Request for Project Change 9 (RfPC9) to the Coordinator-General in relation to the Southern Portal Works Area between Boggo Road and Dutton Park stations.
What is a Request for Project Change?
A Request for Project Change (RfPC) is made when a project’s evaluated scope, design or conditions of approval are proposed to be amended. 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.
Proposed project changes
As part of the detailed design phase, proposed changes to the evaluated Project have been identified in the Southern Portal Works Area including:
- the design of the tunnel portal and rail track alignment
- construction methodology of the southern tunnel portal
- traffic arrangements and haulage routes on Peter Doherty Street.
This information sheet provides details of the proposed changes outlined in RfPC-9. The RfPC-9 report outlines the proposed changes in more detail and a copy can be found on the Coordinator-General website.
Tunnel portal design and construction methodology
The proposed design changes for the southern portal area include building one tunnel structure and portal entrance and realignment of the surface rail. The evaluated Project had two separate tunnel structures. It is also proposed to change the construction methodology to a cut and cover technique. The evaluated Project allowed for the portal structure to be built using mined and cut and cover techniques.
Further details regarding these proposed changes can be found in Section 3 of the RfPC report.
Traffic arrangements and haulage routes
A change to site access and traffic arrangements on Peter Doherty Street is proposed to facilitate Southern Tunnel Portal construction activities on the western side of the rail corridor.
The project team is proposing to upgrade the Peter Doherty Street and Annerley Road intersection to include a new right turn from Annerley Road into Peter Doherty Street. This change will enable construction heavy vehicles to use Peter Doherty Street in both directions.
Further details regarding these proposed changes can be found in Section 3.4.4 Traffic and Section 3.4.2 Traffic Noise of the RfPC report.
The current approved site access and haulage route along Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street will continue to be used by construction vehicles.
The existing approved Kent Street access will also continue to be used for Southern portal works area on the eastern side of the rail corridor.
Managing construction impacts
The project team recognise that construction activities in close proximity to residents and businesses may cause disruptions. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and we appreciate your patience during construction.
We will continue to update you as work progresses and encourage you to contact the project team if you have any questions or concerns.
Community drop-in sessions
We will be holding two community drop-in sessions to enable you to meet the team, ask questions and provide feedback. Drop in anytime at the following sessions.
Ecosciences precinct, adjacent to the Boggo Road construction site
Boggo ROad, Dutton Park.
- Wednesday 9 December: 7.30am – 9.30am
- Thursday 10 December: 4pm – 6pm
How to make a submission
The Coordinator-General is responsible for evaluating this RfPC. To be considered in the Coordinator-General’s evaluation, submissions must be made online or in writing to the Coordinator-General by 5pm 24 December 2020.
To view the RfPC 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 project team to organise a digital or hard copy.
For more information
The Request for Project Change report outlines the proposed changes in more detail. A copy of the Request for Project Change can be found on the Coordinator-General website. A copy is also available for viewing at the following location:
Cross River Rail Experience Centre
Level 1, 151A Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
(check Cross River Rail website for opening hours)
Alternatively, you can contact the project team if you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the team (see contact details below).
The Request for Project Change is available for community feedback until 5:00pm Thursday 24 December 2020.