Australian Rail Track Corporation’s new $3 million Asset Management Precinct at Wagga Wagga is to be officially opened today.
The new ARTC Corridor Management Offices and Provisioning Centre at Station Place beside the Wagga Railway Station will be officially opened this afternoon by the Hon. Warren Truss Minister, Federal Minister for Transport and Regional Services.
ARTC’s new Asset Management Precinct will provide ARTC with modern working facilities and will house in the same building for the first time in the south, the Asset Management Offices and the Provisioning Centre.
“ARTC’s investment in this new building complex serves as a statement of our long term commitment to our operations in Wagga.” David Marchant CEO of ARTC said in Wagga today.
“ARTC now has a large presence in Wagga and from Wagga services its extensive national standard gauge network from Macarthur to Albury and the Western rail corridor through to Broken Hill.”
“ARTC has supported local industries and businesses in the construction of the new facility. Local Builder Terry Mullins of T M & G M Mullins and local project management company RPMA under project manager Neil Manglesdorf have done an outstanding job since commencing construction this February in delivering this facility.” David Marchant said.
Wagga is also the headquarters for the ARTC alliance, the Southern Improvement Alliance which is implementing the southern section of ARTC’s $2 billion rail upgrade investment program on the North South corridor with over $560 million to be spent over the next 3 years on the Mainline from Junee to Melbourne.
ARTC is also well underway with the construction of the new $16 million Wagga rail bridge which will become operational on 3 January 2007.