Brisbane Metro project news

Stay informed with the latest Brisbane Metro project updates.

Collaborative Partnership announced

Brisbane City Council has announced Brisbane Move as the preferred tenderer to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project. The consortium for Brisbane Move comprises Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Australia Projects Pty Ltd.

Following the announcement of Brisbane Move as the preferred tenderer  for Brisbane Metro major infrastructure works, Brisbane City Council has revealed details of their winning design, which includes a revised scope of works at the Cultural Centre Precinct. 

Brisbane Move will also be responsible for working with Council to deliver changes to Victoria Bridge, North Quay, the new Adelaide Street tunnel and surface improvements in-line with the Adelaide Street Vision.

For more information visit Brisbane Metro procurement.

Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection

Council has commenced works to improve the operation of the Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection in South Brisbane. These works started on Sunday 10 May 2020 and are expected to be complete in late 2020, subject to approvals.

Works will generally take place at night, between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions.

For more information about the features of the upgrade and expected impacts visit Brisbane Metro construction updates.

Sewer pump station

Council is progressing with early works in South Brisbane for the Brisbane Metro project. As part of this, Urban Utilities will construct a new sewer pump station at Alexander Smith Place Park (63 Grey Street, South Brisbane).

The new sewer pump station is being installed to replace the existing pump station at the corner of Grey Street and Melbourne Street, which will cater for future growth in the area.

Initial investigation works commenced in early February 2020 and have informed construction of the new sewer pump station.

Main construction works of the sewer pump station commenced in April 2020. These works are expected to take up to 12 months to complete, subject to weather and site conditions.

To find out more about these works, you can:

Metro depot

As part of Brisbane Metro, Council is constructing a new Metro depot facility at School Road, Rochedale, adjacent to the South East Busway. The depot will provide:

  • storage and maintenance for the new electric Metro vehicle fleet
  • charging infrastructure
  • staff facilities, including on-site parking.

In early 2019, Council acquired four properties at 71–95 School Road, Rochedale required for the depot site. By early 2020 Council had completed site preparation at these locations, including demolition of existing buildings and some site clearing works.

Council has also acquired 41 School Road and completed additional demolition and site clearing during April 2020, in preparation for future Metro depot main construction works.

Council has commenced the process to acquire three additional properties at 37, 47 and 59 School Road. 

Metro vehicle

Brisbane City Council has announced world-leading vehicle manufacturer HESS, in partnership with Brisbane-based supplier Volgren, and electric infrastructure experts ABB, as the suppliers to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet.

The Australian first electric Metro vehicles will use an advanced battery fuel source with zero tailpipe emissions, and tried and tested flash charging technology.

The Brisbane Metro pilot vehicle is expected to be ready for testing in 2021.

Adelaide Street Vision

In May 2019, Council released a draft vision for Adelaide Street’s evolution into a walkable, tree-lined boulevard, weaving together retail and key civic spaces with a world-class public transport experience.

Council sought feedback from the community on the draft vision from 28 May-24 June 2019. Visit Priority project: Adelaide Street to read a summary of the feedback on the draft Adelaide Street Vision.

The draft vision and feedback will inform streetscape improvements to Adelaide Street from North Quay to Edward Street as part of Brisbane Metro.

Last updated:15 June 2020
Topics: metro