Opposition Shadow Transport Minister Libby Mettam said the blowout amounted to 51 per cent of the initial cost and was a failure by the State Government.
"Just like Yanchep and Ellenbrook rail, construction has been delayed," she said. "This is not only of great concern for the residents of these areas who were promised a rail line in 2021 and will get something two years later.
"It's holding up valuable federal funding and holding up construction jobs as well." Ms Mettam said the reasoning behind the blowout would not wash with the WA public. "What we have seen by this Government since their first term is that their Metronet projects have all been delayed," she said. "They've missed every milestone and they have failed to deliver."
At least this Government is actually building something, unlike the last one in WA that cancelled or postponed rail projects it had promised.
Major link between Armadale and Mandurah rail lines delayed until 2023 after $200m cost blowout