Auditor General Report: Managing Major Projects
Written on the 24 October 2012
I am pleased to speak this evening and comment on the Victorian Auditor-General's report of October this year Managing Major Projects. At the outset I say that this report, which my colleague Mr Ondarchie has just spoken on, demonstrates a litany of disasters from the previous government in relation to managing major projects. As the audit performance was taken over 12 years, it covers the 11 years of the Labor government. A number of factors in the report are of concern and have had major impacts on what the coalition government inherited when it came to power in November 2010.
One major project the report highlights is in my electorate of Southern Metropolitan Region. It talks of the Princes Pier renewal. This project highlights the absolute mismanagement of Major Projects Victoria and the previous government's administration in this area. It firmly indicates that there was no project plan, it was four years behind schedule, and it was 142 per cent over budget. It is another mess that the coalition government has inherited and has had to fix up. As I said, it relates to pylons and projects at Princes Pier. I again quote from the report: