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Posted by: 2UE | 4 September, 2012 - 9:11 AM
Why Sydney's traffic congestion is costing local businesses thousands

The pressure is on the O'Farrell Government to give a clear indication of how it plans to fund a $100-billion plan, to fix Sydney's transport system.

The government will announce its ambitious 20-year masterplan today - without an indication of what will be built first or how it will be funded.

Jason Morrison says current congestion is from the failure of previous government, will the new plans prove to be any different?


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The NSW government admits it has only half the money needed to fund a major new Sydney transport masterplan.

Ministers will unveil their $100 billion 20-year strategy to ease the city's congested road and rail system on Tuesday, with plans including a new M5 tunnel and a second harbour rail crossing.

There will also be a switch to single-deck metro-style trains as part of the CityRail system and redesigned bus networks, including dedicated bus corridors to the northern beaches.

The government will also examine the possibility of extending the motorway network, including the M4 and M2.

Stuart Bocking speaks with Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian about where the funding is coming from, and what projects take priority.

 

The latest transport blueprint for Sydney includes five major motorway improvements, a harbour rail tunnel - along with new slugs on drivers, to help pay for it all.

John Stanley says there has been criticisms of Barry O'Farrell for not acting sooner and speaks with the Premier about costings, and which plans take priority in an ever increasingly congested city.

 

The government's 370-page draft transport masterplan includes more than 200 actions and recommendations.

It will be followed by a final plan in November.

It remains unclear in which order the projects will be built. (AAP)

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Blog comments Your Say

  • For starters it is the Governments fault for telling car drivers to take off slowly, this is the start of all traffic conjestion!

    Bikinis not burkas! Wednesday 5 September, 2012 - 2:37 AM
  • If the idiotic white anting Labor government stopped giving away our hard earned money to no-hopers like the U.N. and all the other bludging hangers on, badly in hock Australia would then not be continually, wastefully, borrowing a $ billion dollars a week from China. We would have plenty of money for every thing and really, then only "we would be the envy of the world". Labor are lying crap!

    Lolita Tuesday 4 September, 2012 - 12:04 PM

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