Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis 'not surprised' by North-South Corridor project cost blowout

Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis 'not surprised' by North-South Corridor project cost blowout

Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis 'not surprised' by North-South Corridor project cost blowout South Australia's Infrastructure Minister admits he will not be surprised if costings for the North-South Corridor blowout beyond the $9.9 billion budgeted, but says he is yet to receive revised costings. Key points: - There are reports the North-South Corridor project will cost $14 billion - The Labor government commissioned a project review when they came into government in March - Final costings and revised reference design will be revealed in weeks Tom Koutsantonis refused to confirm reports that the project cost would escalate to $14 billion, but a cost increase was already foreshadowed in this year's state budget. Mr Koutsantonis said the Department for Infrastructure and Transport had not advised him of cost estimates since a project …
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