\r\n\u201cThis is an important milestone as it marks the start of official works for this historic infrastructure project for Queensland,\u201d says the premier Mrs Annastacia Palaszczuk. \u201cOver the next few months, Queenslanders will see activity ramp up with bore drilling, the demolition of the GoPrint site and the relocation of electrical substations.\u201d\r\n \r\n\u201cThrough our new \u2018Buy Queensland procurement policy we want to ensure a significant amount of work is done by local construction companies and local workers,\u201d Palazcuzuk says. More than 500 construction and engineering representatives were due to attend an industry briefing on August 30 organised by Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to learn more about the procurement process.\r\nCross River Rail is a new 10.2km line which run from Dutton Park to the east of Bowen Hills, including a 5.9km tunnel under the Brisbane River and city centre. There will be five new stations including an interchange with Roma Street main line station and the existing suburban network at Boggo Road. The new line is due to open in 2024.For more detailed information on Australian rail projects, subscribe to IRJ Pro.