MEMBER for Light Tony Piccolo and Infrastructure Minister Stephan Knoll have engaged in a tit-for-tat over the Gawler rail electrification project, after it was confirmed there are no plans to lower the local railway line at Gawler Central.
THE proposed removal of the King Street bridge would have minimal impact on the surrounding traffic network, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).
ELECTRIC trains will arrive in Gawler several years earlier than scheduled, after the State Government announced the second and final stage of the electrification project will be complete by the end of 2020.
A PARLIAMENTARY committee has been left unable to launch an inquiry into funds reportedly wasted on a previously mired plan to modernise the Gawler railway line, after Member for Light Tony Piccolo refused to show up for its meeting.
STATE Infrastructure Minister Stephan Knoll has conceded the funding allocated for the Gawler rail line electrification and North-South Corridor projects in the federal budget will need to be prioritised, after lobby groups labelled the infrastructure commitments “misleading”.
THE State Government is continuing to deny it is withholding information about the costs incurred to date on the Gawler line electrification, claiming instead that the Opposition is trying to block the project from going ahead.
LONG-AWAITED plans to electrify the Gawler rail line will finally go ahead, despite the Federal Government refusing to support the high- priority-listed infrastructure project.
ELECTRIFICATION of the entire Gawler train line could be shunted into a long-term hold-up if the Federal Government’s funding freeze continues.