A consortium led by Thiess has been awarded a AU$ 650 million (US$ 579 million) contract to deliver a 12.6 km rail link in south east Queensland, Australia.

The Moreton Bay Rail Link will connect the greater Brisbane rail network, which currently ends at Petrie, a suburb north of the city, to the rapidly growing Moreton Bay region to the east. Six new stations will be built at Kippa-Ring, Rothwell, Mango Hill East, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs and Kallangur.

The Trackstar consortium also includes contractors Aurecon, Aecom, Hassell, and Golder Associates. The project will require a workforce at its peak of 1,000 people and is scheduled to be operational by June 2016.

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