$70 million electric bus order for Custom Denning

National bus maker Custom Denning has been awarded a $70 million contract to design, manufacture and assemble 79 new electric buses for the Sydney government bus network.

Premier Dominic Perrottet and transport minister David Elliott toured the company’s St Mary’s factory today to inspect the production line where the Element e-buses (pictured) will be built and meet workers.

Perrottet said: “This is a true Western Sydney success story and our Government is proud to have played a part in this business producing the first locally-built electric bus.

Custom Denning employs 160 workers at their St Mary’s factory.

Elliott said: “The NSW Government’s commitment to transition the entire 8,000-plus bus fleet is supercharging jobs and manufacturing in Western Sydney.

“Bus customers are already experiencing the benefits of electric buses from Penrith to Bondi, and we will continue to back local manufacturing.

“I’m committed to exploring opportunities to secure more local manufacturing, component supply and workforce skills development to boost our economy.”

Once built, the 79 buses will operate services in Sydney’s inner west.

Picture: Custom Denning

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