The Spanish company that has closed Sydney's main street for three years has been invited to tender for another multimillion-dollar transportation infrastructure project.
Acciona, the consortium behind the delay of the southeast light rail, is a year behind schedule, with a George Street tram line connecting Circular Quay with Randwick and Kensington that probably will not open until May 2020.
This same company, which is suing the government of New South Wales for $ 1.1billion, has now been invited by Roads and Maritime Services to submit an offer for the $ 2.6billion Sydney Sydney Project Project.
The Spanish company that closed George Street in Sydney (pictured) for three years has been invited to tender for another multimillion-dollar transportation infrastructure project
Acciona, which is suing the state government for $ 1.1billion, has been invited by Roads and Maritime Services to submit an offer for the $ 2.6billion Sydney Gateway Project that joins the airport.
Despite its inability to build a tram line in the city center in time, Acciona was asked to tender a project to connect the national and international terminals of the Sydney airport with a series of main highways, including the M5 and the next WestConnex.
Transportation Minister Andrew Constance, who was Treasurer when Acciona's Connecting Sydney consortium was chosen in 2014, is furious at the government agency he is in charge of.
"Clearly, RMS did not receive the message and Acciona can not give a clue," he told The Daily Telegraph.
"Based on his performance on the light rail, there is no way in hell that Acciona makes the cut on another major rail contract under this government."
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr. Constance's office for comments.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance said Acciona (George Street construction site pictured) will not be awarded the bid to build the Sydney Gateway Project
In April, Acciona sued the state government in the Supreme Court, claiming he had cheated on the costs of relocating the electricity infrastructure.
He sought $ 1.1billion in damages.
In early October, Acciona Infrastructure Australia managing director Bede Noonan told a state parliamentary inquiry on Thursday that the $ 2.1 billion project will not be completed until May 2020.
His evidence suggests that the government had known of the last delay for two months.
Acciona was asked to submit an offer for a project to connect Sydney Airport with a series of major highways, including the M5 (pictured) and the next WestConnex.