Location: Toowoomba QLD
Project Manager: Dept of Transport and Main Roads QLD
Project Owner: Nexus Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Stage: Committed What does this mean?
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With an estimated construction period of around three years, the contract will be structured as an Public Private Partnership. Using this model, the State Government will provide upfront Government funding contributions during the construction stage of the project and ongoing service payments over the 25 year operation and maintenance stage, which will be dependent on performance.
The TSRC will be a toll road. Tolls for the TSRC will not be finalised until closer to the opening of the road, expected in late 2018. Further consultation with industry and the community will be undertaken before the finalisation of a toll structure and toll tariffs.
The selection of Nexus as the preferred proponent was based on an extensive evaluation process which included financial, technical, commercial and legal criteria.
Nexus is a consortium of global leaders in road construction and public infrastructure, combined with Queensland based resources with a successful track record of local project delivery.
The original reference design for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing included tunnels at the New England Highway on the top of the Range. The Request for Proposals process which commenced in February encouraged tenderers to develop innovative design solutions. The evaluation of responses received included alternative value-added design solutions, such as a cutting of about 30m deep at the top of the Range.