RA’s 2018 Queensland Fellows have recently got ‘up close and personal’ with one of the State’s largest and highest priority road projects - the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC).

The August site visit was organised by 2018 Mentor and ACCIONA Engineering Director, Christophe Kowalczyk, and supported by TSRC Project Director Mike Millar. Mike is part of the Nexus Delivery team, a JV between ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia and Ferrovial Agroman, responsible for the project’s design and construction for the successful bidder, Nexus Infrastructure.

Over two days, our Queensland Fellows participated in a detailed project briefing, leadership discussions, a young professionals session with on-site engineers, and viewings of multiple sections of the 41km route, including the 800m long viaduct bridge.

When complete, the TSRC will improve road and driver safety, reduce travel time across the Toowoomba range by up to 40 minutes for heavy commercial vehicles, and relieve pressure on local roads by redirecting trucks away from Toowoomba’s CBD.

A huge thanks to ACCIONA for going above and beyond to create this wonderful opportunity for the leaders of tomorrow.

RA’s Fellowship Program spans 12 months, with Fellows typically undertaking one-on-one mentoring and participating in State-based and national leadership workshops and team projects. Applications have just closed for our 2019 Fellows intake.


This article was published by Roads Australia.