Gabba Landcentre Demolition for Cross River Rail
The Woolloongabba Landcentre building and old South Brisbane Dental Hospital are planned for demolition to make way for the Queensland Government’s $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project. The $4.52 million demolition project will be the second largest after the preparations for the Queen’s Wharf development.
The Landcentre, Hospital and Goprint sites will become the first full station site prepped and ready for Cross River Rail. Once cleared, the Woolloongabba site will host the massive tunnel boring machines which will dig the Cross River Rail’s twin 5.9km tunnels under Brisbane’s river and CBD.
The Cross River Rail Woolloongabba Station will be constructed 27 metres below ground with 220 metre long platforms. The development will enable commuters to travel between Woolloongabba and the CBD in a few minutes.
In addition, the Queensland Government have stated the Cross River Rail project will reinvigorate the Woolloongabba district by linking the commercial, residential, retail developments with a public transport hub and the ‘Gabba’ sports stadium.
The Queensland Government have also highlighted that the project will generate 7,700 jobs including 450 apprenticeship and training opportunities during construction and stimulate economic development opportunities across South East Queensland.
The Cross River Rail aims to address a major South East Queensland transport network bottleneck and provide for more train journeys. Further, the major infrastructure project will enable a ‘turn-up-and-go’ transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.
The demolition of the 16,000-square metre site will begin in September, 2018 and is due for completion in early 2019 with major construction activities to begin in later that year.
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