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Capitalise on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

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Posted by Max Clarke

PLANT and equipment hire operators are set to thrive thanks to a deluge of major infrastructure projects planned across the country, easing fears of a rough transition post mining boom.

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

The Federal Government has committed to fund 80 per cent of the project's cost, making it the largest ever contribution by the Commonwealth to a single road project in Queensland.

Due to begin its three-year construction phase from mid-2015, the project is predicted to provide 1,800 full-time jobs.

At an estimated $1.6 billion to build, the 41 kilometre route will involve the construction of twin three-lane tunnels, 30 bridges, nine interchanges, eight local road crossings, nine creek crossings and four viaducts.

When commencing work on large-scale projects the need for simple and efficient plant hire is the most important part to ensure the job runs smoothly, particularly when you need to be able to utilise every machine of every size.

Utilising PlantMiner to procure quotes for equipment hire will prove invaluable for a project of this scale and complexity.

Find plant fast and increase productivity

Our dedicated BDM team is at your fingertips to quickly secure the plant and equipment required for the job.


The three conglomerates bidding for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing are:

  • Nexus - comprising of Plenary Group, Acciona Infrastructure Australia, Ferrovial Agroman (Australia), Cintra Infraestructuras SA, Acciona Concesiones and Transfield Services (Australia)
  • RangeConnect - comprising of Leighton Contractors, Thiess, Macquarie Capital (Australia), Leighton Holdings, Leighton Contractor Investment Partners and Aberdeen Infrastructure Funds
  • RangeLink - comprising of Bouygues Construction Australia, Fulton Hogan Construction, Wagners Quarries, Meridiam RangeLink, Fulton Hogan Industries and Egis Projects Asia Pacific

Our experience working with these sorts of companies ensures our quotes can deliver national rates.

Our business has been built to help aggregate their plant and equipment hire in that area to service the job, which in turn helps tackle unnecessary delays head-on to ensure construction can go full-steam ahead.

If companies don’t have a supplier already with a set of quotes, then we'll be able to put them in contact with large number immediately.

Rather than a manager sitting down and making phone calls to five suppliers to replace that bit of machinery, they can just make one call to PlantMiner who can help him get back on the ground to get the job done.

Need quotes on plant & equipment hire in Toowoomba? Submit a request for plant & equipment hire quotes.

How local suppliers can gain work

Our proven procurement platform and strong connection with tenders means we can also help local suppliers capitalise on the work too.

Tender proposals from the three shortlisted consortia are due at the end of the February.

With construction of the crossing due to begin a few months after, there'll be a large shift of machinery into the Toowoomba region.

We expect to start seeing a lot of the machinery that has been operating in the western corridor out towards Dalby for the gasworks start to move back towards Brisbane and Toowoomba, so as to service the project.

Whether you've got five pieces of plant or 500, we can provide smaller suppliers the opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.

To find out more, register your interest to become a supplier and someone from our team will be in touch.

Image source: treasury.qld.gov.au

Max Clarke

Max Clarke

Max Clarke has been at the forefront of Business Development for PlantMiner since joining the company in late 2013. In this time Max has grown in both industry experience and leadership, managing the Business Development Team on a multinational level. Max has developed strong relationships with Project Managers and Estimator's across the nation, delivering over $2.5million worth of work for PlantMiner hire companies. In his spare time, Max enjoys playing rugby union, travelling, camping and hiking.