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Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) is one of Queensland's highest priority infrastructure projects.

Project phase

Request for Proposal Phase

Projects Queensland, a unit within Queensland Treasury and Trade, is currently managing the procurement process for the $1.6 billion TSRC. The process is expected to conclude in mid-2015 when the contract is awarded to the successful proponent. Construction will commence shortly thereafter. The TSRC is expected to be operational from mid to late 2018.

A Public Private Partnership is the proposed contractual structure for the TSRC, in order to encourage innovation in design, construction and maintenance by the private sector, and to achieve value for money for the State. Currently the State is in the Request for Proposals stage of the Project, which involves working with the shortlisted proponents on technical and commercial aspects of the project. Proponents will then submit detailed proposals for the State's consideration.

Expressions of Interest Phase

The Commonwealth and State Governments released an invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) on 4 June 2014.

The period for EOI responses closed midday, 16 July 2014; a strong industry response was received.

Three consortia comprised of local, national and international contractors, operators and financiers have been shortlisted to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the procurement process. Shortlisted consortia will have the opportunity to work with Government on detailed proposals during the RFP phase.

The contract for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and finance of the TSRC is expected to be awarded mid-2015. Construction is expected to commence soon after and will take approximately three years to complete. The second range crossing is expected to be operational by mid to late-2018.

Read the joint media statement from the Deputy Prime Minister and Queensland Treasurer for more information.

Consortia information


Nexus comprises Plenary Group, Acciona Infrastructure Australia, Ferrovial Agroman (Australia), Cintra Infraestructuras SA, Acciona Concesiones and Transfield Services (Australia).


RangeConnect comprises Leighton Contractors, Thiess, Macquarie Capital (Australia), Leighton Holdings, Leighton Contractor Investment Partners and Aberdeen Infrastructure Funds.


RangeLink comprises Bouygues Construction Australia, Fulton Hogan Construction, Wagners Quarries, Meridiam RangeLink, Fulton Hogan Industries and Egis Projects Asia Pacific.


The TSRC is a bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, approximately 41km in length, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west, via Charlton.

The project represents the largest Commonwealth Government commitment to a single regional road project in Queensland history.

Once delivered, the TSRC will:

  • reduce the number of trucks in Toowoomba city
  • decrease travel time
  • relieve congestion
  • improve driver safety
  • support regional growth.

View the TSRC fact sheet (PDF 1,695 K) for more information about the project.



Last reviewed:
25 November 2014