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Grey Candidate Supports Future Local Rail Plans

Independent candidate for Grey, Liz Habermann, says a transport groups plans to improve the local rail network are a vision for the future.

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The South Australian Transport Action Group outlined a plan at a Port Lincoln public meeting late last year to standardize the region's railway, connecting it to the National Standard Gauge Railway Network.

In a statement, Ms Habermann says the plan would lower transport costs for the community, as well as kick starting stalled mining projects with rail access to ports.

Ms. Habermann says there's a real need to have rail brought back.

"We've got these people in SATAG who know all about it, they know the way we can get it to happen again and I think it's highly important getting out, talking to people through the centre of Grey up through to Burra and everything and that's one of their priorities that they think is so important, to bring rail back," she said. 

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