No investigation into Hillside contracts
The Auditor-General has ruled out an investigation of
contracts that preceded the closure of Hillside Workshops.
The documents were reviewed after Dunedin South MP Clare Curran asked the body to investigate purchases of rolling stock from Chinese company China Northern.
Concerns were raised about value for money and the impact on KiwiRail's Hillside facility.
The Auditor-General's office says it did not identify any material departure from good practice process.. or any unfairness in the way the Hillside tender was treated.
Instead, China Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock easily outbid KiwiRail's Hillside Workshops in tenders to supply new rolling stock.