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Tuesday, 7 December 1976
Page: 3458

Mr Wallis asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(   1 ) Have all the bridge spans required for the TarcoolaAlice Springs Railway been manufactured in the Australian National Railways workshops at Port Augusta.

(2)   If so, will he give an assurance that bridge spans for this major railway project will continue to be manufactured in those workshops in the future.

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

(   1 ) To date all steel bridge spans requited for the Tarcoola to Alice Springs Railway have been manufactured in the ANR workshops at Port Augusta.

(2)   No decision has yet been made on whether all steel bridge spans required for the project will be manufactured at Port Augusta.

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