National Rail Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy

17-11-2023 08:57 AM

The federal government has released a National Rail Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy, aiming to help grow a sustainable rail manufacturing sector, increase productivity, international competitiveness and industry participation.

To be delivered in partnership with the states and territories the Strategy has six pillars:

  • Develop a nationally coordinated approach to rolling stock procurement
  • Harmonise standards for manufacturing rolling stock
  • Adopt a national local content approach
  • Maximise opportunities for freight and heavy haul rail manufacturing
  • Improve research and innovation outcomes in the rail sector
  • And establish the foundation for good jobs and rewarding careers in rail manufacturing.

The Strategy is part of the National Rail Manufacturing Plan which has already seen the establishment of the Office of National Rail Industry Coordination (ONRIC), and the appointment of a National Rail Manufacturing Advocate and Rail Industry Innovation Council. 

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