The boss of state-owned KiwiRail, Jim Quinn, earns between
$820,000 and $830,000, according to the annual report which
also shows the number of people in the company earning more
than $100,000 a year has nearly doubled.
KiwiRail's decision to increase the
short-list of prospective tenderers for a $500 million
contract to build Auckland's electric trains, has surprised
and disconcerted members of a working group hoping to win
some of the construction work for Dunedin's Hillside
The possibility of Dunedin's Hillside Engineering workshops
winning some construction work on the $500 million tender for
Auckland's trains appears to have increased with the release
of KiwiRail's Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation.
Three of the four shortlisted tenderers for construction work
on the $500 million tender for Auckland's trains have
signalled they may visit Dunedin within the next month to
investigate the city's engineering capabilities.
A group of Government,
Dunedin City Council and Dunedin business representatives,
established to win some of the construction work on the $500
million tender for Auckland's trains, has widened its scope
to encompass all of Dunedin's engineering firms.