Preferred Civil Works Program proponent awarded
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has taken another step towards construction of Inland Rail in Queensland following an agreement with a locally owned and operated joint venture for civil works within the Border to Gowrie section.
BHQ Joint Venture (BHQ JV), comprising Brisbane-based Bielby Holdings Pty Ltd, JF Hull Pty Ltd, and QH&M Birt Pty Ltd, has been appointed as the preferred Civil Works Program proponent for the first section of Inland Rail in Queensland.
This section, which will be the first shovel-in-ground Inland Rail project in Queensland, comprises approximately 162km of civil works to accommodate dual-gauge track, including the upgrade of approximately 24km of existing track.
BHQ JV was selected following a rigorous evaluation process that demonstrated their capability to deliver the right technical solution while also providing significant lasting benefits for local communities along the alignment.
We’re committed to ensuring the design of Inland Rail meets the highest environmental, safety and community standards in line with rigorous Queensland and Australian government approval processes.
Major construction will not start until statutory approvals have been received from the Queensland and Australian governments, but the appointment of a preferred proponent now tells local businesses to get ‘Inland Rail-ready’ and start talking with BHQ JV about what the future looks like.
September 24, 2021
Euroa draft design advertorial
In Euroa, there is not enough clearance under the Anderson Street bridge for double-stacked freight trains. We’ve incorporated feedback so far to develop draft design options showing what a new bridge or vehicle underpass could look like to replace the existing Anderson Street bridge.
September 24, 2021
Benalla draft design advertorial
We understand there is strong support to realign the track in Benalla. That’s why we’ve developed a draft design on what that might look like for the Benalla Station Precinct to compare with the design option for a new bridge.
September 21, 2021
ARTC to unite New South Wales and Queensland through Inland Rail border project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has harnessed the skills of multi-national construction firm Laing O’Rourke for the delivery of civil works for Inland Rail sections in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland.