Major Contract

Brisbane Metro - Depot Works

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


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.


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
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
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