Anne Stanley MP, the Federal Member for Werriwa, has welcomed this week’s announcement by the Australian National Audit Office that it would launch a second probe into the Moorebank Intermodal Company.
“This project still has major question marks over its viability,” Ms Stanley said.
“The first audit revealed that the project isn’t doing its due diligence in ensuring costs are minimised. If public money is going into the Intermodal, then the public needs to know that money isn’t being wasted.”
The audit also found that there have been severe protocol breaches and that oversight has been compromised.
“If the Intermodal is to be built, and I’m still not convinced it should, it needs to be done well, and the only way the local community can have any confidence is with further investigation and proper transparent processes,” Ms Stanley added.
In 2016, before being elected to Federal Parliament, Ms Stanley called for greater transparency of the development’s environmental and residential effects, and stressed the need for greatly improved road and rail infrastructure.