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New M8 motorway opens amid fresh 'toll-mania' debate

New M8 motorway opens amid fresh 'toll-mania' debate

The new $4.3 billion second stage of WestConnex is set to open to drivers on Sunday, sparking renewed criticism of the NSW government’s tolling structure.

  • by Tom Rabe

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Time is right for congestion charge to enter Sydney CBD
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Time is right for congestion charge to enter Sydney CBD

Passenger limits on public transport mean more cars on the road. The time is right for a CBD congestion charge which would be borne by those who could most afford it.

  • by Marion Terrill
Sydney's new M8: next stage of WestConnex could open within the week
State Parliament

Sydney's new M8: next stage of WestConnex could open within the week

The new multibillion-dollar second stage of WestConnex in Sydney’s south-west could open within a week, the NSW Transport Minister says.

  • by Tom Rabe
Horror weekend as second driver dies on Great Western Highway
Tragedy

Horror weekend as second driver dies on Great Western Highway

A woman has died following a three-vehicle crash in the Blue Mountains on Sunday, just days after a woman died on the same stretch of road.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
First look inside Sydney's $3 billion NorthConnex tunnel
State Parliament

First look inside Sydney's $3 billion NorthConnex tunnel

The Prime Minister and NSW Premier have toured Sydney’s new nine-kilometre, $3 billion Northconnex tunnel just months ahead of its opening.

  • by Tom Rabe
NSW warned of $7 billion infrastructure shortfall
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Infrastructure

NSW warned of $7 billion infrastructure shortfall

A near $7 billion shortfall in funding for more than 20 election commitments has been identified in once-internal advice to the NSW government.

  • by Tom Rabe
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Sydney Harbour Bridge's last toll booths to be removed
State Parliament

Sydney Harbour Bridge's last toll booths to be removed

Removal of the booths will cost $20 million and cause 18 months of disruption to motorists on the bridge.

  • by Tom Rabe
Project to stop WestConnex traffic clogging Newtown stuck in slow lane
WestConnex

Project to stop WestConnex traffic clogging Newtown stuck in slow lane

Delivery of the "gateway project" was a condition of planning approval for the second stage of WestConnex, which will open to motorists as early as next month.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Calls for NSW to review transport projects amid COVID-19 crisis
NSW

Calls for NSW to review transport projects amid COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic should be the catalyst for government to review all business cases for multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects, according to a transport expert.

  • by Tom Rabe
State warned 'almost certain' risk of election commitment shortfall
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Public transport

State warned 'almost certain' risk of election commitment shortfall

The NSW government was warned it was “almost certainly” going to fail key election commitments due to insufficient capital before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

  • by Tom Rabe
'All pain, no gain': Liberal heartland revolts against proposed road tunnel
Local council

'All pain, no gain': Liberal heartland revolts against proposed road tunnel

North Sydney mayor Jilly Gibson is campaigning for changes to the Western Harbour Tunnel, which she says will negatively impact North Sydney residents.

  • by Andrew Taylor