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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2650

Mr Wallis asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

Will the track laying on the new Commonwealth Railways line from Port Augusta to Whyalla be carried out by experienced Commonwealth Railways track laying staff or by private contract.

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Public tenders are to be called for' tracklaying on the Port Augusta/Whyalla railway. It is understood Commonwealth Railways will be submitting a tender. The successful contractor will be chosen on his merits.

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