Council needs to better manage major projects, admits CEO

March 5, 2024 8:32 am in by
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The CEO of the City of Ballarat has admitted council needs to better manage its major projects.

At a meeting last week, local councillors agreed to another $4.7 million to complete the Bridge Mall redevelopment.

The extra funding is on top of the millions more required to finish Her Majesty’s Theatre upgrades.

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Evan King says older assets often present challenges.

“We need to get better at our project management, [and] we need to try and determine the most accurate costs for those projects,” he said.

“The challenge you’ve got when you’re dealing with historical assets like that [is] you find significant latent conditions, and some of them you can’t actually determine until you start the work.”