It’s been a big week for infrastructure projects in the region. The new name for Sechelt’s waste water treatment plant was unveiled. It has been dubbed the Water Resource Centre. Nanaimo also celebrated the official opening of Reservoir No. 1.
But the lobby group IntegrityBC is seeing red over those same projects and others like them. Executive Director Dermod Travis singles out the Sechelt project, saying at $25 million it’s too expensive. Travis says he’s trying to spread the word that no matter where big money is spent, taxpayers all over BC get a portion of the bill.
Travis says Integrity BC wants more openness around the planning and building of infrastructure projects, which he believes would help keep costs under control. He says the work of the Auditor General for Local Government is a good first step.