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.
FORMER State Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan has taken a swipe at his successor, Liberal MP Stephan Knoll, for being “a little bit overenthusiastic in claiming all the credit” for seeing the Gawler rail line electrification project come to fruition.
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).
LOCAL community leaders have raised questions about what implications the Gawler railway electrification will have on the precinct surrounding Gawler Central station, including the King Street bridge.
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.
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.
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.