George Street in the CBD in Sydney is one of the many streets closed to the construction of light railways. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts)
The subcontractor building in Sydney, concerned about the CBD flashlight, said that he would never have signed the contract if he had been provided with documents showing the amount of work that had to be performed in underground pits.
Acciona Australia managing director Bede Noonan spoke about parliamentary investigations, one of his colleagues described the guidelines as a “pants shit” document because the impact was so significant.
“Getting these Ausgrid guidelines after signing a contract was such as Transport for NSW, dropping a bomb on us,” Noonan said.
“If we received it earlier, we would not subscribe. It’s just as important. ”
The delivery date of the light rail project has already worked until 2020, and the cost has increased from $ 500 million to $ 2.1 million.
It was originally supposed to be completed by the beginning of 2019, but today Mr. Noonan acknowledged that the revised deadline for May 2020 may not be met.
“There is a risk,” said Noonan.
"There are a number of operations that need to be performed to complete a project, so it depends on how these operations are performed."
Yesterday the report of the Auditor General showed that the reserve fund in the amount of $ 207 million. The USA for the project has already been completely exhausted, so more budget blowing was expected.
Acciona is suing the state government for $ 1.1 billion for its alleged inability to reveal that it did not secure an agreement with Ausgrid about how to use cables on the underground route.
Mr. Noonan said today at the request if this information was provided before signing the contract: “This project most likely would not have been continued” due to the “cost, time and risk” of the work.
“Holding these recommendations was a major mistake for transport for NSW,” said Noonan.
The request will be heard from representatives of the transport for representatives of New South Wales later today.
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