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Inland Rail Agreement lays the track for Queensland Growth

Infra News - Published on Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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The most significant freight infrastructure project in the Australia’s history has taken a major step forward with the Australian and Queensland Governments signing a ground-breaking Bilateral Agreement to deliver Inland Rail. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Mr Michael McCormack said the Bilateral Agreement would ensure Queensland’s future growth is supported by a robust freight rail network capable of servicing the long-term liveability and productivity of Queensland’s regions, towns and cities. He said “The Bilateral Agreement is backed by the Federal Government’s AUD 9.3 billion commitments to deliver Inland Rail and is part of the broader AUD 25 billion commitments we’ve made to road and rail projects across Queensland since coming to Government in 2013.”

He said “For this 100 kilometre section, more than AUD 46 million in contracts have been committed to 84 local businesses with 1,000 people having worked on the project, 400 of those are locals. Good paying jobs means more money flowing through small businesses in a particularly difficult time of drought and I look forward to this being replicated in Queensland.”

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 11 Dec 2019
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