The ACT Auditor-General’s Office has produced a report titled “Road Projects: Fairbairn Avenue Upgrade and Horse Park Drive.
The accompanying media release does not make for pretty reading:
- — planning for both projects suffered from poor co-ordination with some key stakeholders, and inadequate resourcing;
— deficiencies in certain aspects of the management of the Horse Park Drive (Gundaroo Drive to Federal Highway) Project reduced the accountability of the consultant, Roads ACT and Procurement Solutions for the project;
— there was significant delay in resolving project variations; and
— risk management practices could have been more effective during the projects with improved planning and consultation.
— Further, responsible agencies have not evaluated the projects against the original objectives to determine whether intended outcomes have been achieved, and did not have a sound process to apply lessons learnt to future projects.
Alistair Coe is “slamming” the ACT Government for this shoddiness (what ever he means by saying he’s “slammed” them in a media release).
The Chief Minister’s office appears to have not yet decided whether to declare the Auditor-General to be wrong, wrong, wrong, or just keep quiet knowing that one more failure on the pile really won’t make much of a difference.