Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — This morning I want to raise for the attention of the house another example of the total incompetence displayed by Labor when it comes to managing money and contracts.
The former government allocated funds for the reconstruction of the inner and central sections of the Mornington pier, and the project commenced in 2010. Labor’s cunning plan was to complete the reconstruction of the two sections, fit wave screens and join the new section to the existing outer part of the pier.
It sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?
The outcome was entirely predictable. The project was completed on budget with only two problems — the money ran out before the wave screens could be fitted, and by the time the project was completed the outer section of the pier had deteriorated to the point where it was no longer safe.
So now the money has been spent, we have half a pier and the Baillieu government is left to clean up yet another Labor mess.