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Michael Woodhouse says Hillside is not competitive enough

Opposition parties have called the decision to close the maintenance workshop at Hillside 'economic sabotage'.

Critics say the move will affect not only the workers, but have ripple-effects on their families, and negative ramifications on suppliers and sub-contractors.

9 Local News put those concerns to Government Whip, Michael Woodhouse, who says it's a sad reality, but Hillside is not competitive enough in the market.

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