The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne has pointed out that the current project to tear up previously pleasant parts of the Sullivans Creek network and replace them with large water storages masquerading as ponds is blowing out in cost.
“After Simon Corbell was forced to reveal in Estimates a more than a 50 per cent blowout in the urban waterways project because the reticulation pipes were too small, it can now be revealed the whole Inner North Stormwater network will actually cost $31.6 million, significantly more than originally announced,” Mrs Dunne said.
“This blow out shows that the ACT Labor Government doesn’t care about the costs that taxpayers bear and further casts doubt on the viability and cost benefit of a project that is costing millions more than first thought.
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“Even before the massive cost blow-outs and revelations of that more than $10 million extra funding was needed, I was expressing concerns about the economic benefit of the urban waterways projects.
“I proposed a motion in the Assembly recently to have the ICRC make an assessment of this project; these latest numbers confirm once again the importance of this assessment.
No word from Simon.