Brisbane Metro




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Brisbane Metro
Brisbane Metro - Depot Works
Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works
Brisbane Metro - Suburban Infrastructure Works
Brisbane Metro - Systems Design and Delivery
Brisbane Metro - Vehicle Design and Delivery
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Under procurement
VALUE: $1.2bn AUD
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: QLD, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance, Other, Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

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 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.

 

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

  • Brisbane City Council (BCC) expects construction and design to commence in 2019.
  • The project is expected to be completed by 2023.

 

Funding

  • $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 Budget, with the revenue assumption for this contribution over the forward estimates based on an expected contribution from State and Australian Governments.
  • 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.
  • BCC's 2019-20 Budget allocated $873 million towards Brisbane Metro over the forward estimates.
  • Revised proposed costs over the forward estimates in the 2020-21 BCC Budget indicated the total project would cost around $1.2 billion

 

Procurement

At the July 2018, Industry Briefing, BCC announced the Collaborative Partnership model initially chosen to procure the Inner-City infrastructure works with, would also include the procurement of the Suburban Infrastructure Works and the Systems Design and Delivery contract.

Procurement of the main packages began in Q3 2018, with the project Data room established in Q2 2018.

The BCC’s annual plan detailed that contracts will be awarded in the same year for the:

  • Inner-City Infrastructure works, including detailed design work for the underground Cultural Centre beneath Adelaide Street
  • design and construction of the Metro depot, and
  • design and construction of the pilot Metro vehicle.

 

Further Information

The redesigned network is intended to provide better interchange opportunities, deliver more services to the suburbs and complement the Cross River Rail project.

In the 2017-18 Budget, the Federal Government said the project has the potential to be supported through the $10 billion National Rail Program, subject to a positive business case.

A preliminary business case was completed in May 2017 finding a Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of 1.91. Traditional and availability payment Public Private Partnership (PPP) procurement models are being assessed as delivery options for the project. The business case was submitted to Infrastructure Australia (IA) for review in August 2017.

IA released its evaluation of the project in March 2018 concluding it is confident the project will maintain a BCR greater than one under any reasonable scenario. IA has listed the project as short term High Priority Project on its Infrastructure Priority List.

In February 2018, the BCC announced the project would comprise six packages of work:

  • Early Works
  • Vehicle Design and Delivery
  • Inner-City Infrastructure works
  • Suburban Infrastructure works
  • Depot Works, and
  • Systems Design and Delivery

 

A draft design report for the project was released in April 2018, providing a non-statuory assessment of the concept design and feasibility of the project.

The BCC's Annual Plan outlined Early works for the project, with intersection upgrades and utility relocations in South Brisbane and the CBD to take place in FY2019-20.



Last reviewed: 05/06/2020

Brisbane Metro - Depot Works


PROJECT
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STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Brisbane Metro - Depot Works

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

The Depot works will see the design and construction of the metro vehicle fleet depot at School Road, Rochdale. The depot will comprise:

  • vehicle fuelling and cleaning facilities
  • a 15 bay maintenance garage, and
  • office, training, driver and staff facilities.

 

Procurement

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

In March 2019 Brisbane City Council put out a call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs). A shortlist of respondents was progressed to the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase in June. The shortlisted respondents are:

  • ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Broad Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Decmil BMD Constructions Joint Venture, and
  • Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd.

 

Contract award is expected in mid-2020.



Last reviewed: 05/06/2020

Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works

STATUS: Preferred bidder announced
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

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.

 

Procurement

In February 2018 the Brisbane City Council (BCC) 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.

In July 2018 the BCC announced that the Collaborative Partnership would also procure the Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery components of the project following the BCC identifying a shortlist for each tender.

In October 2018 the BCC announced five consortia had submitted EOIs, indicating all would progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase. The consortia included:

  • 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.

 

In December the BCC shortlisted Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE to progress to the Early Contractor Involvement stage of the tender.

In June 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.



Last reviewed: 05/06/2020

Brisbane Metro - Suburban Infrastructure Works


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Brisbane Metro - Suburban Infrastructure Works

STATUS: Preferred bidder announced
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

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.

 

Procurement

In July 2018 the Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced that the Collaborative Partnership delivering the Inner-City Infrastructure Works would also procure the Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery components.

In June 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.



Last reviewed: 05/06/2020

Brisbane Metro - Systems Design and Delivery


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Brisbane Metro - Systems Design and Delivery

STATUS: Preferred bidder announced
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

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

 

Procurement

  • In July 2018 the Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced that the Collaborative Partnership delivering the Inner-City Infrastructure Works would also procure the Systems Design and Delivery contract.
  • In June 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.

 

History

Brisbane City Council (BCC) invited interested organisations to register their interest in tendering for the contract in late 2018.



Last reviewed: 05/06/2020

Brisbane Metro - Vehicle Design and Delivery


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Brisbane Metro - Vehicle Design and Delivery

STATUS: Preferred bidder announced
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

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

  • The Brisbane Metro pilot vehicle is expected to be ready for testing in 2020. Following testing the BCC will have the option to purchase the remaining 59 vehicles.
  • Services are expected to commence in late 2023.

 

Procurement

The works will be delivered under a Design and Construct Contract

The procurement process began in July 2018, with Registrations of Interest (ROIs) called for and due on 16 August. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) will subsequently be called for in September 2018 and closed in October 2018, with a Request for Proposals (RFP) following in November 2018.

In December 2018, The 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

 

In November 2019, the BCC recommended the group comprising HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, as preferred supplier to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet.



Last reviewed: 05/06/2020

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