To boost economic efforts the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has signed a contract worth $292 million with Liberty Primary Steel for the supply of heavy duty rail. The contract will also support 1,500 jobs in the coming years.
“Rail infrastructure keeps Australia moving and our economy growing, which is why we’re getting projects like Inland Rail done,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
He further added that Inland Rail will further strengthen Australia's freight network, keeping supply chains open, providing exporters with better access to international markets and creating jobs and economic opportunties for businesses.
Reiterating a similar thought, Finance Minister and Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham said the multi-million dollar contract would be an enormous boost for Whyalla, delivering a pipeline of jobs and economic activity.