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0711 - WESTCONNEX PROJECT

Leong, Jenny to the Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial Relations
  1. What measures are undertaken by the Treasurer to ensure that large infrastructure projects like WestConnex do not continue to increase costs from year to year?
  2. Why was the budget for WestConnex increased by $500 million in the 2015-16 Budget?
  3. Did the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight provide detailed information regarding why the WestConnex budget needed to be increased by $500 million?
Answer -
  1. and (3) Major projects, including WestConnex, are subject to regular reporting requirements to senior inter-departmental committees and Cabinet on project delivery and costs. Major projects are also subjected to Gateway Reviews and the Infrastructure Investment Assurance Framework managed by Infrastructure NSW.
  2. See 2015-16 Budget Paper 2, page A- 13.
Question asked on 25 June 2015 (session 56-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 15
Answer received on 24 July 2015 and to be printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 17