The construction of Perth's new children's hospital is complete but the facility won't open until July at the earliest as the government is still dealing with elevated levels of lead in its drinking water.

:The government has taken control of the long-delayed project from builder John Holland now that “practical completion” has been achieved, it was announced on Thursday. However, it is costing the taxpayer $6 million a month while it remains unused, Treasurer Ben Wyatt said. He said two sections of the $1.2…