Major works commence on Toowoomba second range crossing

Major works commence on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Published 21 November 2016

TOOWOOMBA, QUEENSLAND – Construction on the A$1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has officially begun with major works commencing last week. 

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, and Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey were joined by Nexus Infrastructure Chairman John Witheriff in Toowoomba to celebrate the official start of construction for the Queensland Government’s highest priority road project. 

Nexus Infrastructure Chairman John Witheriff said it was exciting to have reached this project milestone. 

“We have seen huge interest in the project since early works commenced late last year and everyone involved is excited to be a part of it,” Mr Witheriff said. 

“This project will greatly improve the quality and safety of the Toowoomba Crossing while contributing to improving the economy. 

“Nexus Infrastructure are committed to achieving 75 per cent local job participation during the peak of construction. 

“As well as up to 700 people working on site, the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will help to generate up to 1,800 flow-on jobs for the wider Toowoomba community.” 

Plenary Group’s Managing Director Paul Oppenheim said the commitment to working with and improving Toowoomba is at the forefront of the project. 

Construction of the project is expected to be completed by late-2018. 

Plenary Group is the financial advisor and investor on the project, part of the Nexus Infrastructure consortium chosen to finance, construct operate and maintain the project for a 25-year concession post-completion.

Christopher Whitefield

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