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Downer EDI Consortium - rail car contract

Eligibility - Electors of the Division of Maryborough

Principal Petitioner:

Anne Maddern
8 Katherine Street

Total Signatures - 4472

Sponsoring Member: Ted Sorensen MP

Posting Date: 27/10/2010

Tabled Date: 27/10/2010

Responded By: Hon Rachel Nolan MP on 26/11/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of the electors of the Division of Maryborough draws to the attention of the House that the manufacture and assembly of rails cars is a highly skilled and specialised process.  Many Maryborough businesses, professionals and tradespeople have gained specialised skills and experience to a world's best practice standard in the construction of these rail vehicles.  On many occasions the incumbent Government has announced that jobs and regionalisation are top priorities.  The future viability of the Maryborough community and the safeguarding of and improvement of the pool of world class skills in the community depends on a continuity of work to support and maintain that skills base intact.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to urgently approve the awarding of the 200 rail car contract currently under construction to the Downer EDI Consortium who have a proven track record for manufacturing a world class product.