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New chair for TasRail

The Western Australian Government has opened a six week request for tender process for the rail component of the $69 million METRONET Denny Avenue level crossing removal project.

Tasmanian Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson has announced the appointment of a new chair for TasRail, succeeding outgoing chair Samantha Hogg.

Stephen Cantwell, a current TasRail Director was selected for the position due to his experience with freight rail, heavy industry, mining and ports.

“With the delivery of tranches two and three of the Freight Rail Revitalisation Program (FRRP), a new shiploader and new customer projects all occurring in the next four years,  Cantwell’s operational and commercial know-how will be a great asset to TasRail,” Ferguson said.

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Ferguson thanked outgoing Chair Samantha Hogg for her dedication and contribution to TasRail over the past four and a half years.

“Hogg has been instrumental in providing oversight of the financial governance and risk management practices at TasRail, helping to set it up for future success,” Ferguson said.

“As TasRail’s second ever Chair, she has overseen the successful delivery of tranche one of the FRRP and I wish her well in her future endeavours.”

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