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Major re-railing works are now underway in South Australia as part of the $252 million Adelaide to Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration project with the first Whyalla-made steel rail tracks installed on the route.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the re-railing works had secured dozens of local jobs and would deliver long-lasting productivity benefits to the national supply chain.
“An estimated 110 workers are already employed on the project in Adelaide and Port Augusta and up to 70 more will be employed to help deliver this critical upgrade. Infrastructure company John Holland is on board and upskilling local workers through its own training program,” Mr McCormack said.
“The direct employment opportunities and increased demand for a variety of local goods and services generated will provide the Eyre Peninsula and South Australian economy with a major boost.
“Importantly the project will vastly improve rail freight productivity by delivering more goods to markets faster, building local economies and creating local jobs.”
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said great progress had been made in recent months with dozens of train services unloading steel rail sections right along the length of the route.
This article first appeared on www.artc.com.au
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