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Question Without Notice No. 65 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 February 2020 by Hon Peter Collier

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

Answered on

RAILCAR ASSEMBLY FACILITY

65. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the contract awarded to Firm Construction Pty Ltd for the construction of the railcar assembly and high-voltage testing area.

(1) What is the expected completion date of the facility?

(2) Is the cost to construct these facilities included in the value of the contract awarded to Alstom, or is this in addition to that amount?

(3) Will the state government own this facility or will ownership be transferred to another party?

(4) Will Alstom pay rent to the state government; and, if so, what is the amount of rent on an annual basis?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the Leader of the Opposition for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided by the Minister for Transport.

(1) Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and components of the facility will be completed at various times over the coming years.

(2) The facility is included as part of the overall WA railcar budget.

(3) The state government will own the facility.

(4) No.