Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Opening the Darling Downs for business

TSRC Viaduct and open-cut design solution

  • Contract value:

    $1.6+ billion

  • Client:

    Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)

  • Successful tenderer:

    Nexus Infrastructure consortium

  • Contract style:

    Availability payment public-private partnership

  • Finance:

    Privately financed with government contribution

  • Procurement completed:

    2015

  • Delivery period:

    2015 – 2018

  • Maintenance period:

    25 years from completion of construction

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) is a bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, approximately 41 kilometres in length, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west via Charlton. The $1.6 billion project has been listed as one of Queensland’s highest priority road infrastructure projects and funded on an 80:20 basis by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Treasury’s Commercial group, in consultation with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), conducted a rigorous and innovative procurement process to ensure commercial arrangements that delivered the most effective and innovative technical solution for the money.

Following an interactive bidding process, Nexus Infrastructure consortium* was named as the successful bidder.

The contract was structured as an availability-based public private partnership, with the state providing 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 Nexus consortium consists of Plenary Group, Cintra Infraestructuras Internacional S.L., Acciona Concesiones S.L., Acciona Infrastructure Australia, Ferrovial Agroman Australia and Transfield Services (Australia).


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Paul Digby Plenary GroupPlenary Group Executive Director Paul Digby

“The Nexus consortium consists of Plenary Group, Cintra Infraestructuras Internacional S.L., Acciona Concesiones S.L., Acciona Infrastructure Australia, Ferrovial Agroman Australia and Transfield Services (Australia). The consortium brings together the ideal balance of global leaders in road construction and social infrastructure with a track record of successful local project delivery, and will combine with local Queensland-based resources.”

Last updated: 3 April 2018