Feedback sought on major project deals

31 May, 2017

CCI is calling on its Members to share their insights into the Labor State Government’s Commission of Inquiry into the contracts and projects of the former government.

The inquiry, being headed by former Under Treasurer John Langoulant, will focus on decision-making processes, transparency, procurement processes and financial consequences of projects and contracts under the former government.

A total of 26 projects will be examined including the Muja power station refurbishment, IT cost blowouts at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital. 

Other major projects include Elizabeth Quay; Perth Stadium and the pedestrian bridge; and the Ord River Expansion Project.

It will also look at Royalties for Regions projects including the Ningaloo Centre, Bulgarra regional sports complex and Wanangkura stadium in Port Hedland.

CCI Members are being asked for their insights into any of these projects and their experience with the government’s procurement process in general, which may be included in CCI’s submission to the inquiry.

Premier Mark McGowan and Treasurer Ben Wyatt released the terms of reference for the independent inquiry, to shine a light on the decision-making processes, risks, and contract terms.

Terms of reference can be viewed here.

The inquiry, which is expected to produce a final report by the end of October, will recommend safeguards to prevent the same issues happening again.

"We need to get to the bottom of these deals and the Commission of Inquiry will answer these questions,” McGowan says.

"It will bring a high level of scrutiny, transparency and accountability to a series of decisions and projects of the former government."

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