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Question Without Notice No. 484 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 May 2020 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

HAY STREET BRIDGE — STEEL FABRICATION

484. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the Hay Street Bridge being increased by 250 millimetres over Mitchell Freeway southbound in Perth and media coverage on 6PR radio on 14 May, with one of the callers stating that the main precast concrete and/or steel beams were being made in China.

(1) Are the main precast concrete and/or steel beams being made in China?

(2) If no to (1), where are they being fabricated?

(3) If yes to (1), is the minister aware that there are many companies in WA that can fabricate both concrete and steel beams?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I advise that I am providing this answer on behalf of the Minister for Transport.

(1) No.

(2) The fabrication of the steel into the required bridge elements is being undertaken in Perth.

(3) Not applicable.