The ACT Liberals have been stamping their feet and making noises about Canberra missing out on federal infrastructure funds due to the current lax planning, budgeting and delivery of large infrastructure projects. The Canberra Liberals have a new plan for infrastructure:
“Key elements of the draft exposure Infrastructure Canberra Bill include;
- The establishment of an Infrastructure Plan;
- creating an Infrastructure Commissioner and expert board that will assist the Minister to develop the Infrastructure Plan;
- the Commissioner will regularly audit the state of infrastructure and progress of the plan and consult with the community on their priorities, reporting back to the parliament annually; and
- the Commissioner will have the power to refer a work over $10 million to the auditor general for scrutiny.”
According to this CT report, Labor will soon deliver the much awaited ACT infrastructure plan, but believes an infrastructure commissioner is just more bureaucracy. So do we need an infrastructure commissioner and associated infrastructure board? or does the ACT Government just need a kick up the date?