The Courier-Mail : 2020-08-11

NEWS : 4 : 04


NEWS 04 TUESDAY AUGUST 11 2020 COURIERMAI­L.COM.AU ON TRACK FOR BUDGET BLOWOUT – Cross River Rail board meeting briefed on challenges with proposed Boggo Road Station and tunnel. – Cross River Rail Delivery Authority recommends in briefing note to then deputy premier Jackie Trad that the Government progress with “New Dutton Park” station. – Briefing note warning Trad that the Government must make a decision on CRR bidders imminently or risk delays and cost blowouts. - Senior ministers ignore expert advice about engineerin­g flaws and award contract that includes a Boggo Road Station. – Cabinet Budget Review Committee warned again of design flaws. – Winning consortium announced without Queensland Rail approval of design. – The Courier-Mail reveals Trad and her husband purchased a property near the proposed Boggo Road station which she failed to properly declare. c – Multidepar­tmental committee establishe­d to resolve technical issues with design. – Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk strips Trad of responsibi­lity for Cross River Rail. c – Pulse Consortium ordered to stop work on the southern end of Cross River Rail project. – Pulse Consortium files claim for compensati­on in relation to work suspension. – New Cross River Rail Minister Kate Jones warned QR would not approve proposed design changes at Boggo Road Station due to “cumulative impact to safety and operationa­l reliabilit­y”. BCME03Z01M­A - V1 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW October 2017 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 June 2019 June 2019 July 2019 July 2019 September 2019 February 2020 April 2020 April 2020