Moreton Bay Rail Link design
The design process is the longest project phase requiring extensive analysis and local area investigations to develop a comprehensive plan for the project.
Following higher-level planning for the project, design develops in 4 stages:
- Reference design – a ‘line on a map’
- Concept design – further development of reference design
- Preliminary design – where the key features, layout, and functionality are decided
- Detailed design – providing final detailed specifications (the ‘nuts and bolts’) for use by the constructors to build the project.
The reference and concept designs focus on the layout and orientation of the main project features to develop the design.
The preliminary design then determines how the proposed layout will function and integrate into the local landscape. Information from surveying and geotechnical investigations is incorporated. At this point, key features and functions of the project are decided.
Detailed design is focussed on providing thorough, detailed construction specifications for the project’s constructors – the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the project. The features and key elements of the project will remain unchanged from the preliminary design.
On the Moreton Bay Rail Link, the full design process for the first work on the project, the Kinsellas Road East bridge, has been completed and construction started in July 2012.
The preliminary design of the rail corridor works – track, structures and stations - is being developed through a competitive tendering process. This process began in August 2012 and will be finalised in the second half of 2013. Construction will begin soon after with detailed design progressing throughout construction.
The design and construction of proposed bridges at Dohles Rocks Road and Goodfellows Road at Kallangur will now be incorporated as part of the project’s rail design and construction contract. For more details, see our In your area page.
View the reference design to see plans for the Moreton Bay Rail Link in your area: