Project

Brisbane Metro

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Brisbane Metro

The Brisbane Metro will provide high frequency rapid transit transport along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Eight Mile Plains. The project will include 18 stations, of which 11 will be interchange stations, and two of which will link to Cross River Rail stations.

The Metro will use 60 trackless rubber-tyred metro vehicles, each with a capacity of 150 passengers, along two routes:

  • Metro 1: Eight Mile Plains busway station to Roma Street busway station, and
  • Metro 2: RBWH busway station to UQ Lakes busway station.

The project would comprise six packages of work:

  • Early Works
  • Vehicle Design and Delivery (awarded to HESS AG, Volgren and ABB)
  • Inner-City Infrastructure works (awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup)
  • Suburban Infrastructure works (awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup)
  • Depot Works (awarded to ADCO Constructions), and
  • Systems Design and Delivery (awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup).

Key design elements include:

  • conversion of Victoria Bridge to a green bridge
  • construction of a tunnel underneath Adelaide street connecting to King George Square Station
  • construction of a new underground Cultural Centre station, providing an uninterrupted connection - between the South East Busway and Victoria Bridge, and
  • removal of the Melbourne street busway portal.

Key Dates

2019 Construction Commencement
2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Brisbane City Council

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Brisbane City Council.
Procurement note:

A Collaborative Partnership model was used to procure the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works and the Systems Design and Delivery contracts.

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2017 A preliminary business case was completed, finding a Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of 1.91.
2017 $430 million in funding was allocated towards the project over forward estimates in BCC’s 2017-18 Annual Plan and Budget. A further $300 million was allocated to the project in the State Budget, with the revenue assumption for this contribution over the forward estimates based on an expected contribution from State and Federal Governments.
Feb 2018 The BCC announced the project would comprise six packages of work.
2018 BCC's 2018-19 Budget allocated circa $708 million over the forward estimates towards Brisbane Metro out of the $3.1 billion Budget. The allocation confirms the Council’s commitment to funding circa two-thirds of the project cost, with the Federal Government committing the remaining $300 million in the 2018-19 Budget. The Federal Government funding will be provided between FY2018-19 and FY2023-24.
Jul 2018 At an Industry Briefing, BCC announced the Collaborative Partnership model initially chosen to procure the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, would also include the procurement of the Suburban Infrastructure Works and the Systems Design and Delivery contracts.
Aug 2018 Procurement of the main packages began.
2019 BCC's 2019-20 Budget allocated $873 million towards Brisbane Metro over the forward estimates.
Nov 2019 A Joint Venture comprising HESS AG, Volgren and ABB were named the preferred bidders to deliver the Vehicle Design and Delivery contract.
Oct 2020 The Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery contracts were awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup.
Feb 2021 The Depot Works contract was awarded to ADCO Constructions.
Estimated Total Cost
(2016)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Alliance | Service Contract |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Systems Design and Delivery

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Brisbane Metro - Systems Design and Delivery

The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains. It includes 18 stations, including 11 interchange stations, two of which will link to the State Government's planned Cross River Rail.

The Systems Design and Delivery contract comprises the design, delivery and maintenance of the Brisbane Metro support and operations systems.

Key Dates

Jul 2018 EOIs Open
Oct 2018 RFP Open
Oct 2020 Contract Award
Jul 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Brisbane City Council.
Tenderers (EOI/ROI): Five companies submitted EOI's: Brisbane Move, (comprising ACCIONA and Arup), Lendlease and WSP, Laing O'Rourke, AECOM and Aurecon, METRO4BNE (comprising CPB Contractors, Vinci Construction, Seymour Whyte and SMEC), and TransForm BNE (comprising McConnel Dowell, John Holland and GHD).
Shortlist: Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE.
Successful Tenderer: Brisbane Move, (comprising ACCIONA and Arup).

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2018 Brisbane City Council announced that the Inner-City Infrastructure Works would be delivered through a Collaborative Partnership. The Collaborative Partnership contract model is an alliance style model which includes fixed price and risk sharing elements.
Jul 2018 Brisbane City Council announced that the Collaborative Partnership would also procure the Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery components of the project. Expressions of Interest opened for the Collaborative Partnership.
Oct 2018 Brisbane City Council announced five consortia had submitted EOIs, indicating all would progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase.
Dec 2018 Brisbane City Council shortlisted Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE to progress to the Early Contractor Involvement stage of the tender.
Jul 2020 Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup were announced as preferred tenderers to design and construct the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works, and Systems Design and Delivery components.
Oct 2020 Brisbane Move was awarded the contract to design and construct the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works, and Systems Design and Delivery components.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Suburban Infrastructure Works

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Brisbane Metro - Suburban Infrastructure Works

The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains. It includes 18 stations, including 11 interchange stations, two of which will link to the State Government's planned Cross River Rail.

The Suburban Infrastructure Works will see 13 existing busway stations upgraded to cater for the metro vehicles. This will involve platform extensions and ticketing and signage upgrades.

Key Dates

Jul 2018 EOIs Open
Oct 2018 RFP Open
Oct 2020 Contract Award
Jul 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Brisbane City Council.
Tenderers (EOI/ROI): Five companies submitted EOI's: Brisbane Move, (comprising ACCIONA and Arup), Lendlease and WSP, Laing O'Rourke, AECOM and Aurecon, METRO4BNE (comprising CPB Contractors, Vinci Construction, Seymour Whyte and SMEC), and TransForm BNE (comprising McConnel Dowell, John Holland and GHD).
Shortlist: Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE.
Successful Tenderer: Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup.

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2018 Brisbane City Council announced that the Suburban Infrastructure Works would be delivered through a Collaborative Partnership. The Collaborative Partnership contract model is an alliance style model which includes fixed price and risk sharing elements.
Jul 2018 Brisbane City Council announced that the Collaborative Partnership would also procure the Inner-City Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery components of the project. Expressions of Interest opened for the Collaborative Partnership package.
Oct 2018 Brisbane City Council announced five consortia had submitted EOIs, indicating all would progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase.
Dec 2018 Brisbane City Council shortlisted Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE to progress to the Early Contractor Involvement stage of the tender.
Jun 2020 Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup were announced as preferred tenderers to design and construct the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works, and Systems Design and Delivery components.
Oct 2020 Brisbane Move was awarded the contract to design and construct the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works, and Systems Design and Delivery components.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works

The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains. It includes 18 stations, including 11 interchange stations, two of which will link to the State Government's planned Cross River Rail.

The Inner-City Infrastructure works comprises the major civil construction components of the project. These include:

  • a new underground Cultural Centre station
  • a new North Quay/Adelaide Street Tunnel, running from the Victoria Bridge to King George Square station, and
  • station works at Roma Street, King George Square, South Bank and Mater Hill.

Key Dates

Jul 2018 EOIs Open
Oct 2018 RFP Open
Oct 2020 Contract Award
Jul 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Brisbane City Council.
Tenderers (EOI/ROI): Five companies submitted EOI's: Brisbane Move, (comprising ACCIONA and Arup), Lendlease and WSP, Laing O'Rourke, AECOM and Aurecon, METRO4BNE (comprising CPB Contractors, Vinci Construction, Seymour Whyte and SMEC), and TransForm BNE (comprising McConnel Dowell, John Holland and GHD).
Shortlist: Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE.
Successful Tenderer: Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup.

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2018 Brisbane City Council announced that the Inner-City Infrastructure Works would be delivered through a Collaborative Partnership. The Collaborative Partnership contract model is an alliance style model which includes fixed price and risk sharing elements.
Jul 2018 Expressions of Interest opened for the Collaborative Partnership package.
Jul 2018 Brisbane City Council announced that the Collaborative Partnership would also procure the Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery components of the project.
Oct 2018 Brisbane City Council announced five consortia had submitted EOIs, indicating all would progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase.
Dec 2018 Brisbane City Council shortlisted Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE to progress to the Early Contractor Involvement stage of the tender.
Jun 2020 Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup were announced as preferred tenderers to design and construct the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works, and Systems Design and Delivery components.
Oct 2020 Brisbane Move was awarded the contract to design and construct the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works, and Systems Design and Delivery components.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Vehicle Design and Delivery

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Brisbane Metro - Vehicle Design and Delivery

The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains. It includes 18 stations, including 11 interchange stations, two of which will link to the State Government's planned Cross River Rail.

The Vehicle Design and Delivery works comprises the design and delivery of 60 trackless rubber-tyred metro vehicles. The successful bidder will need to design and deliver a successful prototype vehicle before constructing the full fleet of 60.

Key Dates

Jul 2018 ROIs Open
Aug 2018 ROIs Close
Sep 2018 EOIs Open
Oct 2018 EOIs Close
Nov 2018 RFP Open
Nov 2019 Preferred Bidder Selected
2022 Vehicle Testing Expected to Commence
Nov 2023 Services Expected to Commence

Procurement

Shortlist: Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, and Transit Australia Group and Van Hool.
Successful Tenderer: HESS AG, Volgren and ABB Joint Venture.
Procurement note:

The works will be delivered under a Design and Construct Contract.

PROJECT HISTORY

Dec 2018 Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced that three groups had been shortlisted for the contract, including: Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, and Transit Australia Group and Van Hool.
Nov 2019 BCC recommended the group comprising HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, as preferred supplier to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Depot Works

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Brisbane Metro - Depot Works

The Depot Works package will see the design and construction of a 10-hectare metro vehicle fleet depot at School Road, Rochdale. The depot will include:

  • storage and maintenance for the new battery electric Brisbane Metro fleet, initially comprising 60 vehicles
  • flash charging technology which can recharge a Brisbane Metro vehicle in under six minutes
  • a large solar photovoltaic system to offset some operational demands for Brisbane Metro
  • a 15 bay maintenance garage, and
  • office, training, driver and staff facilities.

Key Dates

Mar 2019 EOIs Open
Jun 2019 RFP Open
Feb 2021 Preferred Bidder Selected
Jul 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Brisbane City Council
Shortlist: ADCO Constructions, Broad Constructions, a Decmil BMD Constructions Joint Venture, and Hansen Yuncken
Successful Tenderer: ADCO Constructions
Procurement note:

The Depot will be delivered under a Design and Construct contract.

PROJECT HISTORY

2017 $430 million in funding was allocated towards the project over forward estimates in the BCC’s 2017-18 Annual Plan and Budget. A further $300 million was allocated to the project in the State Budget, with the revenue assumption for this contribution over the forward estimates based on an expected contribution from State and Federal Governments.
2018 BCC's 2018-19 Budget allocated circa $708 million over the forward estimates towards Brisbane Metro out of the $3.1 billion Budget. The allocation confirms the Council’s commitment to funding circa two-thirds of the project cost, with the Federal Government committing the remaining $300 million in the 2018-19 Budget. The Federal Government funding will be provided between FY2018-19 and FY2023-24.
Mar 2019 Expressions of Interest opened for the Depot Works package.
Jun 2019 A shortlist of respondents were invited to a Request for Proposals phase.
2019 BCC's 2019-20 Budget allocated $873 million towards Brisbane Metro over the forward estimates.
Feb 2021 Brisbane City Council selected ADCO Constructions as the preferred bidder to design and construct the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Wolloongabba station

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Brisbane Metro - Wolloongabba station

As part of the South East Queensland (SEQ) City Deal, the Federal Government, Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council announced $450 million for a new Wolloongabba Brisbane Metro Station.

The new station will integrate Brisbane Metro into the Woolloongabba precinct and improve linkages with Cross River Rail.

The scope of the new Wolloongabba Brisbane Metro Station includes:

  • a new underground station and busway connections
  • bus layover facilities
  • upgrades to local roads and intersections, and
  • pedestrian, cycle and urban realm improvements within the precinct.

Detailed planning and design will progress over the next two years.

Key Dates

Mar 2022 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government
Brisbane City Council

PROJECT HISTORY

Mar 2022 The Federal Government, Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council announced $450 million for a new Wolloongabba Brisbane Metro Station as part of the South East Queensland (SEQ) City Deal.
Estimated Total Cost
(2022)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Media releases
2022/03/21