Cross River Rail Project
Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line running from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes a 5.9 kilometre twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD. It will deliver four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street, and upgrades to Dutton Park and Exhibition stations.
The $5.4 billion project will unlock the bottleneck at the core of our transport network allowing more trains to run more often. By integrating with roads and bus services the project enables a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.
Cross River Rail is a critical public transport infrastructure project which will improve our quality of life, help our economy keep growing, generate thousands of jobs and activate urban development Precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition will be significantly revitalised, helping Brisbane to evolve as a world-class city. Early works are now underway with major construction to start in late 2019. Cross River Rail will be operational in 2024.
Peter Papantoniou – Project Director, Cross River Rail Project
Peter Papantoniou has more than 25 years’ experience in the roads and transport infrastructure sector. Peter is currently Project Director of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, the Queensland Government’s $5.4 billion infrastructure project, which will transform the public transport network in SEQ. In this role Peter is responsible for overseeing the projects’ major packages of work including its early works, tunnels, stations and development and rail integration and systems.
Peter is well respected for his successful delivery of both stage one and stage two of the Gold Coast Light Rail PPP Project between 2012 – 2017. As the Project Director for this project, he led a successful team delivering Australia’s first modern light rail system valued at $1.8B.
Peter similarly led the 42km Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP Project in 2015 as the Project Director during the procurement and initial delivery phases.
From 2006 until 2012 Peter led all commercial, legal and contractual management aspects of the $4.8B Airport Link PPP toll Road, Northern Busway and Airport Roundabout Upgrade package of works.
Peter holds a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Queensland University of Technology and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and Griffith University. Peter’s key strengths are in building high performing teams and successfully delivering key strategic and complex infrastructure projects.
Peter Quick – Director, Program Controls, Cross River Rail Project
Peter Quick is a Project Director with extensive experience managing medium to large-scale projects in commercial, defence, health, infrastructure and transportation sectors.
Peter has worked within client, consulting and contractor organisations to deliver successful outcomes on projects ranging from $10 million to $14 billion across Australia and overseas. He has qualifications in Business, Engineering Management and Project Management as well as specialist training in Aviation, Building Information Modelling and Project Planning and Control. Peter is recognised as a Certified Practicing Project Director by the Australian Institute of Project Management. Peter is currently managing the Program Controls Office for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority. This role includes the management of traditional project and program controls functions and the implementation of the Delivery Authority’s Digital Network Approach.