Shoal was proud to support the Australasian Railway Association Sydney Rail Industry Networking Dinner held at NSW Parliament House this evening as a Gold Sponsor.

The guest speaker, the Hon Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, spoke about the bright future of rail transport in New South Wales given the record levels of public-sector investment by his government across large projects such as Sydney Metro West, improving reliability and accessibility for commuter trains, and increased capacity for freight trains.

Shaun Wilson, CEO of Shoal Engineering, thanked Minister Constance for his remarks and then spoke briefly about the inherent complex challenges facing the rail industry in the coming years and how systems thinking can potentially help, particularly in aligning technical solutions with broad strategy.

Danny Broad, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association, encouraged the State Government to work with the Federal Government and the rail industry to develop a National Rail Plan to ensure a long-term sustainable rail industry capability, and thanked Shaun and Shoal Engineering for supporting the ARA and for sponsoring the networking dinner.