This week Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced a $1 billion investment to building Queensland trains in the historic city of Maryborough.
For the first time in nearly a decade, Queensland trains will again be built in Queensland. The $1 billion pipeline will support hundreds of workers in Maryborough with a 10-year manufacturing plan.
The pipeline includes:
• $600 million for 20 new Queensland trains and the infrastructure needed to build them in Maryborough, delivering 690 jobs to the region.
• $1 million for a business case to replace carriages for the Iconic Westlander, Inlander and Spirit of the Outback long-distance services.
• Continuing $300 million, 10-year pipeline of manufacturing work in Maryborough to refurbish and maintain the existing QR fleet being delivered by Downer EDI.
• Continuing $85 million investment for Maryborough workers to fix the Newman Government’s overseas-bought trains.
The Premier released statements on her social media accounts, stating that manufacturing is a key component in Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, creating jobs for Queenslanders and stimulating regional economies.
Source: Premier of Queensland
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