23 Mar 2010

GCSB building costs contained, says PM

5:02 pm on 23 March 2010

Prime Minister John Key says potential cost overruns for the Government Communications Security Bureau's new head office have been averted.

Construction on the new building in central Wellington, which began in 2009, is due to be completed by next year.

Mr Key says he has been working directly with the bureau and is now confident the project can finish on time and on budget.

He says he expects value for money, but that does not mean short cuts have had to be taken.