February 17, 2021

SMEC to deliver Project Verification for Brisbane Metro

SMEC has been selected by Brisbane City Council to provide Project Verification (PV) Services for the Brisbane Metro project’s extensive infrastructure works, including the new tunnel underneath Adelaide Street.

SMEC has been selected by Brisbane City Council to provide Project Verification (PV) Services for the Brisbane Metro project’s extensive infrastructure works, including the new tunnel underneath Adelaide Street.

Brisbane Metro will provide the City of Brisbane with an all-electric, high-frequency, high-capacity, turn-up-and-go public transport system which is designed to reduce congestion and cater to the increased demand for more efficient transport options.

SMEC’s PV role will comprise the design and construction verification, review and certification of infrastructure works including:

  • Upgraded Cultural Centre surface station
  • Public realm improvements in the Queensland Cultural Centre, and neighbouring Melbourne Street and Grey Street
  • Conversion of Victoria Bridge into a ‘green bridge’, providing prioritised public and active (cycle/pedestrian) transport pathways
  • New Adelaide Street tunnel and upgraded streetscape in line with the Adelaide Street vision, transforming this iconic city street to a walkable, tree-lined transit boulevard
  • Improved pedestrian and cycling connections



Queensland Cultural Centre - Brisbane City Council


“Our trusted team has extensive experience in verification services, supporting our clients to achieve an optimal outcome for the community, particularly when delivering complex projects with live traffic,” said Malcolm Tilgner, SMEC’s Manager IV and Construction Services for Queensland.

The award of the Brisbane Metro PV role follows SMEC’s successful delivery of verification services on Kingsford Smith Drive, a main road linking Brisbane CBD and Brisbane Airport. Read more in our media release.

Construction Phase Services including verification are a vital aspect of managing project risks, especially on major projects. At SMEC we focus on collaborating with clients to proactively anticipate risks and put in place mitigation measures, a critical aspect of a project’s successful delivery.

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