Manufacturing needs to be brought home

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16 November 2022

Returning the manufacture of the state’s transport assets will strengthen NSW’s economy and create job opportunities for its young people. 


Today in NSW Parliament Jodie Harrison MP will call on the Government to recognise the impact of its practice of commissioning projects overseas, including for its train and ferry networks.  


“This Government has failed to support the NSW manufacturing industry and local job creation, instead buying trains from South Korea and ferries from Indonesia, among others,” Ms Harrison said.  


“The Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions have a strong history in building transport projects, with the original Tangaras built in Broadmeadow.  


“I would love to see more people within the Charlestown electorate having the opportunity to be employed in manufacturing industries. 


“That’s why Labor’s plan to support local manufacturing through the replacement of the Tangara train fleet is so important. 


“We have the ability to create top quality transport assets in NSW and we should do so, where we can. We’ve seen too many examples of outsourced projects that have led to costly mistakes – trains that don’t fit the track, leaky ferries, and the list goes on. 


“Today I’m calling on the Government to support local job creation and skill development in NSW.”