State audit faults agency heading South Weymouth naval base redevelopment

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The agency overseeing the redevelopment of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station was accused of lax oversight and poor long-term financial planning by the state auditor, who said the project appears unlikely to be completed on schedule.

The audit, released Monday by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, found South Shore Tri-Town Development’s board has not provided the proper leadership for the redevelopment of the air base located in the towns of Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth.

“A project of this scope requires direction, oversight, and guidance from individuals with expertise in development, public planning, and finance,” said Bump, in a press release. “I do not believe the Tri-Town board currently provides that leadership.”

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