Rail project slammed

THE handling of the troubled Murray Basin Rail Project (MBRP) has been slammed by the Victorian Auditor General's Office, finding it has "not met scope, time, cost or quality expectations".

The independent assurance report to parliament on freight outcomes and regional rail upgrades was handed down last week, with Auditor General Andrew Greaves concluding governance arrangements for the MBRP had been "suboptimal", with the reliance on various agencies over time resulting in "patchy" planning and delivery of the project.

The Guardian

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