none

LABOR PUSHES FOR LOCAL TRAINS

01-08-2017
by 
in 

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle has been leading the push to keep future train replacements manufactured in NSW, as opposed to South Korea. 

Doyle put the policy amendment forward at the NSW Labor Conference, where it recieved widespread support. 

It specifically called for all future train replacements, including the Intercity V-Set replacement program, to be manufactured in NSW.

Addressing the conference, Doyle said that “the Labor Party [knows] New South Wales train manufacturing workers have the skills, the know-how and the experience to produce high quality trains that are fit-for-purpose, which fit the tracks, and which provide value-for-money for NSW taxpayers."

Part of Doyle's objections to the overseas construction centres on the fact that the trains will be built to pre-set specifications that are incompatible with tracks, tunnels and platforms on the Blue Mountains line west of Springwood.

“We have learned from the disastrous mistakes of the NSW Liberal Government and we call upon a future Labor government to ensure the long-term future of local rail manufacturing in NSW," Doyle said. 

She has previously characterised the decision to move train manufacturing overseas as a "slap in the face" to local manufacturers. 

If based in NSW, the $2.3 billion train replacement contract could create 1200 jobs for local workers. 

Related news & editorials

  1. 16.10.2018
    16.10.2018
    by      In
    The Government has unveiled a $5 million scheme to encourage high-quality graduate engineers to work in Australia’s automotive sector. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Programme aims to increase the level of advanced engineering skills in the sector and is part of the $100 million Advanced... Read More
  2. 15.10.2018
    15.10.2018
    by      In
    Industry Update is delighted to announce that we are expanding our video offerings with a new series of tutorial style videos that perfectly complement our existing library of news style videos.
    In the first series, we are partnering with sensor specialist VEGA to publish eight playlists of videos... Read More
  3. 15.10.2018
    15.10.2018
    by      In
    Kennards Hire is certainly “doing its bit” to help Australia’s drought stricken farmers and their families. The work began with the Kennards branch network throwing itself behind the Buy a Bale initiative, and is now continuing with a key role in the Mega Farm Rescue.
    Kennards Hire team members... Read More
  4. 15.10.2018
    15.10.2018
    by      In
    The Adelaide Convention Centre is set to host some of the world’s leading researchers and practitioners in the field of corrosion prevention and management. Corrosion & Prevention 2018 will run from 11th to 14th November, combing a high-quality technical programme with a 60-plus exhibitor trade... Read More