Airport Link & Northern Busway Project - Delivery Support

The primary component of Airport Link is a $3.4 billion toll road constructed predominantly in tunnels connecting Brisbane’s Northern Suburbs, the airport and the inner city suburbs of Brisbane

The Northern Busway is a two-lane, two-way bus-only roadway connecting Kedron to the Inner Northern Busway and the Brisbane CBD. The $444M high capacity rapid transit system was completed alongside the APL project by the same delivery consortium.

Opened in July 2012, Airport Link is the longest and most complex road tunnel in Australia at 6.7km in length built by a variety of construction methods including large diameter TBM’s (12.4m), roadheaders (17 no.), drill and blast, cut and cover and microtunnelling.

Bamser Involvement In The Project

Following on from the tender phase services provided to the successful proponent Thiess John Holland (TJH), Bamser continued to provided key individuals into the TJH team for the duration of the delivery of the construction works on this landmark project.

Key individuals provided by Bamser included:

1. Civil Interface Manager (MEFT Alliance) - 46 months
2. Senior Project Engineer - Rose St Tunnelling Team - 18 months
3. Civil Project Engineer (MEFT Alliance) - Northern Busway - 9 months
4. Civil Project Engineer (MEFT Alliance) - Kedron Connection - 18 months

Significant tasks included:

• Constructability assessments and detailed program planning and interface management across disciplines of all underground structures;
• Tunnel construction management, engineering and planning for the construction excavation and permanent concrete lining of two large span underground caverns;
• Coordination and integration of the critical tunnel M&E and Fire & Life Safety systems with the civil design and construction team;
• Procurement and ongoing management of specialist sub-contractors;
• Financial forecasting and reporting.

Bamser Contact

Tim Brown Director - Major Project Delivery
(07) 3217 5153   timbrown@bamser.com.au

Project Details

Client / City North Infrastructure - QLD Government Northern Busway - Brisbane City Council

Location / Brisbane, Queensland

Infrastructure Owner / Thiess John Holland Joint Venture MEFT Alliance (Mechanical Electrical Fitout Tunnels)

Timeframe / August 2008 — May 2012

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