Site C is the largest government-funded capital project in B.C.’s history, with an estimated budget of $16 billion. Construction of the project began in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2025.
In 2017, we postponed our examination of Site C when government referred the project for review to the BC Utilities Commission. Since the Commission’s review, and government’s decision to proceed with the project, we have been monitoring the progress of the project.
In the fall of 2020, we began planning a performance audit of BC Hydro’s management of major Site C contracts. While we were planning this work, the government engaged a special advisor (Peter Millburn) to conduct a review of the project. We decided to wait for the results and recommendations of this review because the findings could be used to inform and focus the audit.
This audit remains on our current performance audit coverage plan. We will review the report prepared by Peter Millburn, along with other pertinent information, and determine what our next steps should be.
Updated: May 2021