Moreton Bay rail update
Simpler procurement on the Moreton Bay Rail Link will be achieved by bringing management of the project under one authority resulting in improved outcomes for the local community while delivering vital infrastructure for the Moreton Bay region, according to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson.
Previously, delivery of the project was split between Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DoTMR) and Queensland Rail, but the State Government will bring the delivery of the project under a single entity, with the DoTMR as the Principal for the contract.
“I have met with Minister Anthony Albanese and confirmed the Queensland Government is committed to this project to be delivered in partnership with the Federal Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council,” Mr Emerson said.
“By bringing the project under one agency I am looking for better more innovation and savings for the funding partners and the people of Queensland. An industry briefing will be held soon to give members of the construction industry a chance to find out more about delivery of the project with a Request for Proposal to be released in the near future to shortlist proponents to submit tenders for the project.”
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said that work will soon start on the next road component associated with the Moreton Bay Rail Link.
“Works will start on the road-over-rail bridge at Kinsellas Road East in a matter of weeks, with work expected to be completed by mid 2013.”
“The Moreton Bay Rail Link is a prime example of all three levels of government coming together to develop the infrastructure required for a region’s long term development,” Mr Albanese said.
The $1.147 billion project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($742 million), Queensland Government ($300 million plus land) and Moreton Bay Regional Council ($105 million).
The rail component of the project is scheduled for delivery in 2016.
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