Insufficient site checks lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs for project to improve Victoria Harbours water quality
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Hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs were spent on a major infrastructural project in the city to improve the harbours water quality as a result of insufficient site investigations, a report by the Audit Commission has revealed.The same mistake had been identified by the commission in phase one of the same project, known as the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme, 15 years ago. The Drainage Services Department had been criticised for its inefficient pre-tender soil investigations back then