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A safety upgrade of Melbourne’s City Loop that was meant to cost $43 million has blown out to cost more than three times its original estimate, Monday’s state budget revealed.
And no work has been done on the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop upgrade project for months, after the company the government and Metro Trains appointed to do the work went broke.
One of the City Loop safety upgrade sites, next to Parliament House, sits dormant on Monday.CREDIT:JASON SOUTH
Work sites adjacent to Parliament station and in the Flagstaff Gardens have sat dormant since late last year while Metro Trains and the government re-tenders the contract to complete the works.
In 2014, the Napthine state government announced it would spend $43 million to upgrade fire and emergency equipment within the City Loop.
It came after a 2011 [font=inherit]Age[/font] investigation revealed that repeated warnings about problems within the loop from transport and safety experts had been ignored for a decade.
The government initially denied there were serious problems in the City Loop.
It only admitted that safety issues existed after a 2012 Ombudsman investigation harshly criticised the Department of Transport for failing to act.
Repair works were not funded until the 2014 budget, when $43 million was set aside to complete the works that year.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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