The Beaver Creek fire hall is another example of the Yukon Party failing to properly manage capital projects, said interim Liberal Leader Sandy Silver.
“The government was very keen to take credit for this project, highlighting it in its budget speech in 2012 and again this year. Unfortunately for residents of Beaver Creek, the government was too busy promoting themselves to actually set proper budgets for the project.”
Like the F.H. Collins school replacement, the Beaver Creek fire hall construction contract went out to tender, but then was cancelled when the bids came back over budget.
In this case, the lowest tender came in 50 per cent higher than the government’s estimated cost.
The government cancelled the tender because it is fiscally responsible, said Highways and Public Works Minister Wade Istchenko.
“I have assured the residents of Beaver Creek that they will be getting a fire hall. … Our consultant is receiving and reviewing the design as we speak and we look forward to getting that project out into the new year.”