The ACT Opposition has written to Icon Water requesting that it publicly release the two service agreements in place with ActewAGL, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today.
“My colleagues and I were shocked to hear that Icon Water has entered into an agreement worth around $300 million without a tender or expression of interest for a service it could have received in-house,” Mr Coe said.
“Given Icon Water is an instrument of the ACT government and therefore held in public ownership, it should be a transparent entity that operates with integrity and accountability.
“It is for that reason that I have written on behalf of the ACT Opposition to request that Icon Water publish online the two service agreements in place with ActewAGL.
“I have also requested that it establish a public process for future contracts, especially when the current shared services contract expires.
“There is a disturbing trend within the ACT government to bypass official procedures and orchestrate multi-million dollar deals without transparency and accountability.
“Whatever the Barr government might think, ACT taxpayers and customers have a right to see the details of these agreements and others like it.
“The contracts should be made public as a matter of urgency,” Mr Coe concluded.