Brisbane Metro project news

Stay informed with the latest Brisbane Metro project updates.

Completion of early works – South Brisbane

Council is pleased to advise that Brisbane Metro early works in South Brisbane are now complete, pending final testing and commissioning.

Since July 2020, Council has been completing works on Grey Street in South Brisbane to relocate new sewer infrastructure beneath Grey Street.

These works were required to provide connections to a new sewer pump station at Alexander Smith Place Park (63 Grey Street, South Brisbane) to help cater for future growth and development in the area.

Council would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation during the works.

Vehicle charging infrastructure - Dutton Park

To facilitate Brisbane Metro vehicle charging at UQ Lakes station, Council requires the use of a small area within Dutton Park Recreation Reserve, near the Eleanor Schonell Bridge and TJ Memorial Drive, to house the charging infrastructure. The charging infrastructure houses the integral equipment required to achieve zero tailpipe emissions for the battery electric Brisbane Metro vehicles. 

Council understands the value and importance of our green spaces and considered several locations within Dutton Park for the charging equipment. The selected location is the most appropriate to minimise impacts to residents, park users and vegetation. 

The UQ Lakes station upgrade and Dutton Park charging infrastructure requirements are currently in the design phase, with major works planned to commence from mid-2022.

Brisbane Metro depot

Brisbane City Council has awarded the design and construct contract to ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd for the new Brisbane Metro depot in Rochedale. The Brisbane Metro depot will be one of the largest and most technologically advanced facilities in Australia.

The 10 hectare facility will provide:

  • storage and maintenance for the new battery electric Brisbane Metro fleet, initially 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
  • staff facilities, including on-site parking
  • capacity to accommodate growth of the fleet in line with future service requirements.

Council has acquired nine properties along School Road for the depot site. Additional site preparation works, including demolition of existing buildings and early works, are expected to occur from early 2021 ahead of main construction works later this year.  The depot is expected to be completed in time for the delivery of the world-class Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet from late 2023.

Victoria Bridge – Closure to general traffic

Brisbane City Council will be implementing traffic changes from 24 January 2021 to Victoria Bridge.

Find out more about the changes to Victoria Bridge.

Go Between Bridge toll credit scheme

Council is investing in a toll credit scheme on Brisbane’s Go Between Bridge for local residents to help alleviate the construction impacts associated with major projects in the area.

Find out more about the Go Between Bridge toll credit scheme.

Site investigation works - Brisbane Move

Between July and late 2021, Brisbane Move will undertake intermittent site investigations to inform design for Brisbane Metro's major infrastructure works. 

Investigations will be undertaken at:

  • Brisbane CBD
    • Adelaide Street between Edward Street and North Quay
    • George Street between Ann Street and Burnett Lane
    • North Quay between Tank Street and Queen Street
    • William Street between Queen Street and Stephens Lane
    • Queens Wharf Road between Queen Street and Elizabeth Street
  • South Brisbane
    • Melbourne Street between Manning Street and Stanley Street
    • Cordelia Street between Melbourne Street and Grenier Lane
    • Merivale Street between Fish Lane and Grenier Lane
    • Hope Street between Fish Lane and Melbourne Street
    • Grey Street between Peel Street and Glenelg Street
    • Stanley Street
    • Victoria Bridge
  • Herston
    • Inner Northern Busway
  • Petrie Terrace
    • Inner Northern Busway
  • Petrie Terrace
    • Inner Northern Busway
  • St Lucia
    • UQ Lakes station

These works require temporary changes to traffic and pedestrian conditions.

For more information on expected impacts, visit Brisbane Metro construction updates

Collaborative Partnership contract award

Brisbane City Council has awarded the contract for the Collaborative Partnership to the Brisbane Move consortium.

The Brisbane Move consortium comprises of construction-lead, ACCIONA Construction Australia Pty Ltd and design-lead, Arup Australia Projects Pty Ltd.

Brisbane Move will partner with Council to form the Collaborative Partnership to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project.

ACCIONA and Arup both have significant presence in Queensland and many signature projects including Legacy Way and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Council is looking forward to the Collaborative Partnership moving into the detailed design phase of the project before major infrastructure works commence.

For more information visit Brisbane Metro procurement.

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 will cater for future growth in the area, also replacing the existing pump station at the corner of Grey Street and Melbourne Street.

Main construction works of the sewer pump station commenced in April 2020. These works are expected to be complete by mid-2021, subject to weather and site conditions.

To find out more about these works, you can:

Brisbane Metro vehicle

Brisbane City Council has announced world-leading vehicle manufacturer HESS, and electric infrastructure experts Hitachi ABB Power Grids, as the suppliers to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet.

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

HESS and its project partners will build and test the pilot Brisbane Metro vehicle in Europe in 2021, which is expected for local operational testing in Brisbane in 2022.

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 September 2021
Topics: metro