Pilbara heavy haulage girls training at the JWIARU facility in Pilbara. Photo: AAP.
WASA’s chief executive, Robert Bevan, said the government has not decided to expand its capacity to support new projects at the rail yards, adding he would support the decision to expand at an early stage.
Mr Bevan said: “We’re at the point where there’s capacity and it’s very critical that it’s used to deliver projects and deliver freight services that are very important in this market.”
Mr Bevan said he had previously discussed plans to offer $1 million awards each to train the girls but no formal discussions were yet ongoing.
Mr Bevan said he was hopeful the WIARU would be given the capacity to manage its projects at the rail yards.
He said therapronxe were a number of projects underway with the girls at the rail yards, but he did not know what their overall size was.
“I think it is important to talk with them to get a handle on those and do some very strategic planning and I think the train girls will be an important part of what is happening at those stations,” he said.
Mr Bevan said the WIARU would be involved in future projects and had expressed interest in expanding at all its facilities.
When pressed to confirm that funding had been awar바카라사이트ded to other projects, Mr Bevan said: “We’re actively engaged in meeting with some of those groups, those groups are developing projects, they’re developing the infrastructure.”
“It’s still working out and it remains to be seen what the next couple of weeks are going to bring, I think apronxthere will be something to announce very shortly.”
Mr Bevan stressed that the Government was committed to supporting the local rail companies operating in Wairarapa and Pilbara and supporting their ability to continue to deliver services to local residents.
Mr Bevan said it was understood some of the companies were looking to extend their lines of operations to deliver services that would enable these communities to have higher speeds and access the Wairarapa harbour.
“They’ve identified those opportunities and it’s our expectation that those opportunities will be explored.
“It’s important that our infrastructure can deliver these services and as we’ve already indicated there are opportunities to expand there’s clearly interest.”
He said the Government would be happy to meet any concerns from other companies, who might be interested in the idea.
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