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Many rail projects have to meet local content policies within a single state or territory, making it harder to share their skills and expertise across the country. Nationally focused local content policies would give businesses the scale and certainty they need to innovate and grow.
Getting projects off to the right start begins with good procurement processes. A consistent national approach to rail construction will help drive project investment further, benefiting both government and industry.
A national approach to rollingstock and signalling tenders would encourage more businesses to compete for new work, and give them the power to recommend new approaches to drive innovation.