Thiess is the construction spearhead of the TrackStar team, which includes design subcontractors Aurecon, Aecom, Hassell and geotechnical subcontractor Golder Associates.
First proposed more than a century ago, the 12.6km rail link will connect the greater Brisbane rail network, which currently ends at Petrie, to the rapidly growing Moreton Bay region. New stations will be built at Kippa-Ring, Rothwell, Mango Hill East, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs and Kallangur.
Leighton Holdings chief executive officer Hamish Tyrwhitt said that the civil infrastructure win demonstrates the resilience of the Leighton Group’s diverse portfolio. “It’s very pleasing to note that in the past six weeks we have on-boarded in excess of $5.5 billion of projects, tangible proof that we can continue to sustain our work in hand, notwithstanding any challenges we may face in the coal sector.”
The project will require a workforce at its peak of 1,000 people and is scheduled to be operational by late 2016.