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Don't blame builders for cost blowouts: report

The state government’s 20 largest capital projects are collectively expected to cost more than double their original estimates, but contrary to popular perception, the construction phase is not the big problem, a report released today has found.

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Victoria Park
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Perth
When will we get competant management in all the government departments, who know how to run a business? None of the present top managers would get a job in a private business. And the minister responsible for these departments should have the appropriate knowledge, about the projects. Engineers do not know how to deal with health issues, as medical practitioners would not have a clue how to build bridges.

Perth
Ok. So for future projects, what the government of the day need to do is cost the job, multiply by a factor of 3, add 5 years to the compeltion date, and there we have it. Finally, Perth will have a job that is completed on time and in budget. The spin doctors can also make up a story that the government of the day is good with money and managed the projects very well.

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