QMCA has welcomed Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s announcement regarding the selection of the Acciona-Arup Brisbane Move Consortium as the preferred contractor chosen to deliver the Brisbane Metro project.
CEO, Jon Davies congratulated Council and the winning contractor “We are delighted that the Lord Mayor and Council have reached this important project milestone and congratulate QCMA member Acciona on their successful bid as part of the Acciona-Arup Brisbane Move Consortium.”
“We are particularly pleased that the Council listened to industry advice and is using a collaborative procurement/delivery model for this project. There are many risks involved with constructing a major infrastructure project in the heart of a city, and collaborative contracts enable a partnership-based approach to the management of those risks, resulting in improved project outcomes.
‘The use of collaborative contracts is also proven to reduce project costs, improve value and provide a platform for investment in people and productivity-enhancing tools and processes.
“Today’s announcement will provide certainty regarding the project, which will see considerable investment made in employment, training and materials across the sector which will directly assist in kick-starting Brisbane’s economy post-COVID-19.
“Brisbane Metro is a critical project for Brisbane and will play a vital role in the city’s future transport infrastructure, further enhancing the liveability and connectivity of our city. Today is a significant milestone for the project, and we look forward to seeing Brisbane Metro take shape over the coming years with services commencing in 2023,” said Mr Davies.