Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined Downer employees at the company’s Auburn Maintenance Facility in Western Sydney this week to celebrate more than a century of engineering and manufacturing in New South Wales.
The Prime Minister recognised the company’s long history of building and maintaining trains, trams, power plans, mines, roads, bridges, ships, tractors, tankers, oil rigs, aircraft and agricultural machinery in the state.
Downer Chief Executive Officer Grant Fenn praised the contribution made by the thousands of men and women who have worked for the company in NSW over the past century.
“Western Sydney is the birthplace of Australian industry and since the 1880s, the people at this site have been delivering world class projects, from the first locomotive to WWII aircraft to the new Waratah trains,” Mr. Fenn said.
“We are extremely proud of our heritage and the long list of iconic projects in Western Sydney and across New South Wales that we have been involved in.
“At the old Granville site, our people built the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and today, at the Auburn Maintenance Centre, they’re building and maintaining the trains that transport commuters across the bridge and the Sydney network.”