Two weeks after shocking video emerged of a light rail worker mistreating human remains, NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance is still demanding answers.
The project contractor, Acciona Infrastructure, is refusing to comment as more embarrassing video emerges, this time of workers casually handing each other bricks and seemingly in no hurry to get the job done.
A fortnight ago, a supervisor on Sydney’s light rail project was filmed tossing human bones out of a hole near Central Station, joking: “Anybody need a hip replacement?”
It’s understood the man has been stood down and his trouble-plagued employer has prepared a report, but refused to release it.
Managing Director Bede Noonan is yet to make a public comment.
On Thursday new video emerged of workers slowly handing each other bricks one by one across a production line.
“Not a good look, but at least that section of George Street the barriers have been removed,” Transport Minister Andrew Constance said.
More barriers were removed further along George Street on Wednesday night, while others were moved back and away from shops at Circular Quay.
Local worker Astrid Bernil said the removal of the barriers was welcome.
“Really amazing, this morning was amazing for us, it’s really good for the business,” she said.
Not all businesses are enjoying the benefit, however, with only a small section of barrier removed.
The rest are expected to be gone before Christmas.