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What could the police have done with the $5 million the Belconnen Station was over-budget

By johnboy - 2 April 2012 23

Over the weekend ACT Policing was joining in the celebrations of the new Belconnen Police Station opening.

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson, however, is less impressed.

“Due to ACT Labor and Simon Corbell’s inability to deliver infrastructure on time or on budget, the station is also $5 million in the red.

“That is equivalent to providing nearly 50 police officers out in the community.

“The Canberra Liberals support these much needed facilities for ACT Police, but it is clear that ACT Labor cannot manage infrastructure. Every major infrastructure project they manage is over time and over budget.

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Ian said :

Hanson might get his 50 extra police officers, but he’d have to sack them at the end of their first year if he’s relying on a $5m capital overspend to pay for them.

and then pay 6 months worth of salary when the inevitable unfair dismissal claims are lodged and won…

Sandman 10:08 pm 23 Jul 12

Martlark said :

It was over budget because the bricks were the wrong shade of mission brown and did not look authentically 1970s, so they had to be replaced.

Don’t want to make Belconnen look too trendy, otherwise the hoody gangs will move somewhere else thereby negating the need for all the police and their expensive new station. You need to get that balance juuust right.

Martlark 7:40 pm 23 Jul 12

It was over budget because the bricks were the wrong shade of mission brown and did not look authentically 1970s, so they had to be replaced.

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