Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Alex Greenwich, the Independent Member for Sydney, has urged the Auditor- General to review the business case and rationale for the Tibby Cotter Bridge over ANZAC Parade. This follows news that the cost for the bridge has blown out  by $13 Million dollars to $38 Million dollars.

There was no competitive tender process for the bridge, no independent assessment, a sham consultation process, and the bridge is opposed by local residents, cyclists, and the local council.
 
Mr Greenwich said:

“The Government’s desire to engage in monument building comes at a huge cost to the tax payer and seriously encroaches on parklands”
 
“We are set to have a white elephant that the community opposes and cyclists won’t use”
 
“The bridge will be of little public benefit, and these fund would have been better spent on a much needed inner-city high school”
 
“The Minister’s justification that the cost blow out is a result of the heritage council is a furphy, their modifications were known well before plans were publicly released and construction began”.

Mr Greenwich’s letter to the Auditor-General is HERE and media repost on the increased cost are HERE

Mr Greenwich can be contacted on 0458042342 for further comment. 
 

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