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    What a SHITHOUSE waste of Tax Payers Money the Govt's projects are

    First the asbestos debacle ......... Then the $500,000 a month for empty parking bays..... And now this.

    High levels of lead have been detected in drinking water at the trouble-plagued new children's hospital.

    But the source of the lead is unknown, forcing builders John Holland — already dealing with asbestos contamination at the overdue project — to hire water quality consultants to fix the problem.

    In the meantime, bottled water is being brought in for construction workers and other site staff and people have been told not to drink the tap water.

    “While testing is under way, bottled water is available in the hospital for all users of the building,” a statement from John Holland said.

    “Notices have been displayed at water outlets requesting people in the building to refrain from drinking from the taps while testing is being conducted.”

    The statement said existing water fountains that had been used by workers were not a threat because the water was coming from a temporary line sourced from the QE II Medical Centre.

    The company does not believe the taps or valves fitted into the new hospital contained the lead particles.

    “The elevated levels of lead were recorded during tests of the hospital’s water system during commissioning activities,” the statement said.

    “As managing contractor, John Holland is responsible for ensuring potable water for the Perth Children’s Hospital project meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and is working to address this matter as efficiently as possible.
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    is there anything John Holland is not going to fuck up?
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    I don't think a childrens hospital is a waste of money.

    I think allocating John Holland the contract was a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    I think allocating John Holland the contract was a waste of money.
    Could not agree more
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    is there anything John Holland is not going to fuck up?
    After working for them for three years back in 2010-2013, at the time I felt they were the best division of the whole Leighton group... How times have changed. I mean, they're Chinese state owned now anyway - so all of the sourcing of dodgy goods from China is no great surprise.
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    It's gotta be another union conspiracy, just like the so called asbestos scare.
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    The government dropped the ball with choosing John Holland, but the parking was a clever move. They saved $121m of upfront capital by opting for future payment installations. It wouldn't have mattered if the carparks were full or empty, the govt would still be paying 500k a month.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-23/perth-children's-hospital-$500k-monthly-carpark-cost-a-good-deal/7778418
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    Watched an article recently about water quality in NSW, apparently there was a high lead content, even in newly developed areas.

    The cause wasn't the pipework but leaching from the fittings in the houses. Those taps probably all come out of a couple of factories in China. Thanks to lax local standards you just don't know what you are getting from there. Lead is lots cheaper than copper or zinc I'm guessing.
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    "Oh look, Government paid someone big bux to do something and they cheaped out, fucked up and will get away with it"

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    We haven't even got to the part where it wont be big enough yet.
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    And China wants to own a power company here!...probably get charged for 240 to 260 volts and only receive 110...
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    yep childrens hospital money well spent for now and future generations - i would have thought that there'd be some sort of overall water treatment plant as part of a key deliverables "base spec" for a children's hospital? seems a little late to talk about quality of water AFTER the whole things totally finished.

    ( ie - someone should have noticed long. long, long before now me thinks..... )

    i guessing if we had have wanted to build some sort of mine there instead of a childrens hospital it'd be finished already and to the highest standard.
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    Why is Chinese manufacturing so dodgy?
    Its not a stereotype anymore its reality. If I recall correctly the Chinese Govt punishes shortcutters with the death penalty. So WTF? Why does it keep happening?
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    'Disgusting' and 'Disgraceful'.

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    Enough doom and gloom, how is Elizabeth Quay going?

    No one will give a shit as long as the footy stadium is a goodun'.
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    The Quay is a desolate wasteland, not a thriving social hub.

    And the stadium with no parking is going to confuse Perth people, most of whom only have a vague idea what a train is. So they will all try to park wherever they can, as close as they can, just like they do at Subi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gippo View Post
    Why is Chinese manufacturing so dodgy?
    Its not a stereotype anymore its reality. If I recall correctly the Chinese Govt punishes shortcutters with the death penalty. So WTF? Why does it keep happening?
    Theres 1.357 billion of them? thats a lot of bullets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gippo View Post
    Why is Chinese manufacturing so dodgy?
    Its not a stereotype anymore its reality. If I recall correctly the Chinese Govt punishes shortcutters with the death penalty. So WTF? Why does it keep happening?
    The Chinese make the tools they're being killed with. They keep failing too

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    Theres 1.357 billion of them? thats a lot of bullets...
    Its ok we can sub it out off shore to someone who has that kind of manufacturing capacity.
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    We mine some of the best lead in the world, it makes me sad to see those jobs going to foreigners.
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