Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling pauses following slurry spill
Media Statements | 14 May 2019

Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling pauses following slurry spill

Tunnelling operations have paused on the Forrestfield-Airport Link after a section of piping servicing one of the tunnel boring machines (TBM) dislodged in Tunnel Two, causing a slurry spill.

Record METRONET budget as TBM Grace reaches Redcliffe Station
Media Statements | 13 May 2019

Record METRONET budget as TBM Grace reaches Redcliffe Station

Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti today welcomed the arrival of TBM Grace to the Redcliffe Station construction site, as the State Government highlighted the significant investment in METRONET as part of this week's State Budget.

May 2019 update
News Articles | 2 May 2019

May 2019 update

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Grace and her crew reached another milestone earlier this week: completing 4.5km of tunnelling!

Cross Passages and Emergency Egress Shafts Fact Sheet
Fact Sheets | 30 April 2019

Cross Passages and Emergency Egress Shafts Fact Sheet

Given the length of the tunnels, additional infrastructure is required to provide safe egress between the two tunnels and to ground level in the event of an emergency.

April 2019 update
News Articles | 5 April 2019

April 2019 update

A major milestone was celebrated this week with all tunnel segments required for the 8km twin-bored tunnels produced.

March 2019 update
News Articles | 11 March 2019

March 2019 update

Concrete has been the big ticket item in the past month with slab pours taking place left, right and centre. A lot of construction work has become more visible now with above-ground structures starting to take shape across several of the sites.

Tunnel Boring Machines fact sheet
Fact Sheets | 6 March 2019

Tunnel Boring Machines fact sheet

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are large machines that excavate below the ground surface, while simultaneously installing concrete lining units to build a tunnel.

February 2019 update
News Articles | 7 February 2019

February 2019 update

It has been a busy start to 2019, with works continuing across nine construction sites, our stations starting to take shape, segment production reaching 91 per cent and the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) beginning their ascent towards Redcliffe Station.

2018 end of year update
News Articles | 21 December 2018

2018 end of year update

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Grace has been very busy in 2018 reaching the halfway mark (3571m) of her underground journey in November, and clearing the airside environment in December.

Forrestfield-Airport Link project continues to move forward
Media Statements | 18 December 2018

Forrestfield-Airport Link project continues to move forward

The Forrestfield-Airport Link is continuing to move forward, with significant progress made on the project and rectification measures identified for a damaged 26 metre section of one tunnel.

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