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Elizabeth Quay also has dodgy plumbing

The State Government has confirmed a problem with Elizabeth Quay’s sewerage pipes will force more work to be done on the project.

Elizabeth Quay could need more work.

          Elizabeth Quay could need more work.

The Building Commission is investigating the plumbing work carried out at Elizabeth Quay after backward sewerage pipes were discovered. A total of eight infringement notices were sent to the plumbing contractors.

Opposition planning spokeswoman Rita Saffioti said the project was a financial mess and taxpayers would continue to foot the bill.

“We first saw the children’s water park closed down due to bacteria, and now there is a problem with the plumbing for the entire Elizabeth Quay project,” she said.

“We all know the Premier pushed this project for some political bounce and opened the park with a half-finished playground and food stalls that weren’t ready.

“They may have to pull up all the pipes, pull up all the cobblestone – at a huge cost – which shows how the project has been mismanaged and rushed.”

A Building Commission spokesperson was unable to provide details of the investigation.