It's galling to read that the state Liberal Government (the party of responsible economic management) has overseen a huge cost blow out in the inner-city light rail project. Pity then that a cost blowout of similar size in Frenchs Forest has gone unreported.
The decision for the location of the Northern Beaches hospital was partly based on a 2005 estimate of $21.3 million for road upgrades. The published figures for the road up grades currently stand at $500 million.
So that's another blowout of around half a billion dollars. Either that or it was rank stupidity to base a planning decision on information that was ten years out of date.
I didn't realise the state had so much money to burn.