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.
THE cost to electrify the Gawler railway line has been blown out by millions of dollars since the project was cut in 2012, according to the former head of the state’s infrastructure department.
THE State Government has denied claims it would’ve cost almost $250 million less to electrify the Gawler railway line, had it gone ahead with the project – as planned – in 2012.
SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has assured that key local infrastructure budget measures, including the Gawler line electrification, will not be affected by the State Government’s bank tax back-flip.
STATE Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan has continued to deny he, or his government, is at fault for the Gawler line electrification’s second stage not receiving Commonwealth funding.
THE electrification of the Gawler train line was at the forefront of locals’ minds when they were offered a platform to speak to South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill during his impromptu visit to Gawler on Monday morning.
IT’S ironic to think that a project dubbed the ‘Gawler Line Electrification’ may not actually involve electrifying said railway line all the way to Gawler.