Poor planning delaying highway works

Motorists on the Princes Highway between Panmure and Allansford will have to endure another year of delays thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s incompetence, Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says.

The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed that the works, scheduled for completion in August, now won’t be completed until the second half of 2022 – with the cost of the project also expected to blow out.

The State Government blames wet weather, but Ms Britnell said that was a poor excuse.

She said the government knew the scope of the work would include significant earthmoving works and using weather as an excuse didn’t pass the pub test.

“There aren’t many unknowns in this – they knew how much earthmoving would be needed, they know that it rains – I can’t understand how a basic project like this can be so delayed,” she said.

“First the excuse for the delays was COVID, now it’s the weather – the truth is it’s poor planning and project management from the Andrews Labor Government.

“It’s poor planning – plain and simple – and that poor planning is going to cost taxpayers.

“It’s just another example of Labor not being able to manage a project – big or small.”

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