Posted on 11/11/15
Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Jackie Trad, announced Leighton Contractors as the preferred contractor to deliver the $116m train stabling program project on Thursday, May 7, following a “competitive” tender process.
Leighton will design and construct the new stabling facilities to help house 75 new six-car trains at Woombye, Elimbah, Banyo and Robina from mid-2016.
The South-East Queensland Rail Stabling Program is part of the broader New Generation Rollingstock project that will see 75 new suburban six-car trains added to the south-east Queensland Citytrain network, a 30 per cent increase of the current fleet.
To accommodate this expansion of the Citytrain network fleet and improve operational efficiencies, Queensland Rail requires a number of new stabling facilities throughout south-east Queensland. As part of this program, facilities will be built at Banyo, Elimbah, and Woombye and the existing facility at Robina expanded. A fifth stabling facility is being constructed at Kippa-Ring as part of the Moreton Bay Rail Link project.
It’s expected construction of the stabling yards will create as many as 700 jobs and approximately 85% of all materials for the project will also be sourced from local suppliers.
Leighton Contractors is subcontracting the security fencing to Fencepac who has engaged Neumann Contractors to manufacture, supply, galvanize and deliver the steel works for the South-East Queensland Rail Stabling Program.
Currently Neumann Contractors has taken receipt of approx. 300 tonnes of processed steel to get this project underway. With the first truck load ready for galvanizing and delivery to site.