Cross River Rail looks like it will be a nice little earner
HIGH-level jobs are being advertised for the politicallycharged Cross River Rail project in a strong sign that the major infrastructure venture will go ahead.
Expatriate Queenslanders working interstate or overseas are among the hundreds to ex- press interest in working on the $5.4 billion public transport game-changer.
Both the LNP and One Nation oppose Cross River Rail, but the job advertisements indicate the Palaszczuk Government will forge ahead with Cross River Rail in the face of the election.
Job details were posted online this month, followed by a swag of roles advertised by recruitment agency Robert Walters on behalf of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.
Positions advertised include executive roles, including project director, and promise an “attractive salary package”.
Language used in the recruitment drive is politically laden, with the several starting with: “Cross River Rail. It’s happening.”
Infrastructure Minister Jackie Trad (pictured) said interest in the roles had been strong. “These new roles are a unique opportunity to work on a landmark infrastructure pro- ject, the kind that Queensland has not seen in a generation,” she said.
One Nation’s Steve Dickson said “Cross River Rail is dead” and the eight-minute travel time saving didn’t justify such a hefty price tag.
Infrastructure Association of Queensland CEO Steve Abson backed the project.