News

Pacific Hwy duplication in tatters

The much-heralded 2016 completion date for full duplication of the Pacific Hwy is now in tatters following the State Govt's rejection of Canberra's 50/50 funding offer.
The much-heralded 2016 completion date for full duplication of the Pacific Hwy is now in tatters following the State Govt's rejection of Canberra's 50/50 funding offer.

THE STATE Government has failed to meet Canberra's 50/50 funding split offer to complete the duplication of the Pacific Hwy. 

Instead, NSW Treasurer Mike Baird promised in today's budget to allocate $1.5 billion, 20% of the remaining duplication bill, over the next four years. 

The new money will help complete the Nambucca to Urunga and Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrades on either side of Coffs Harbour, but residents living between Ballina and Woolgoola will have to wait indefinitely for their patches of the deadly stretch to be fixed. 

Admitting that the much-heralded 2016 completion date was now in tatters, Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese described it as a "betrayal of all the North Coast punters ... who use this highway".

See tomorrow's Northern Star for full details.

Topics:  anthony albanese, mike baird, pacific hwy


Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Stunning Ocean View... Interest over...
Rural 4 3 4
"Best in the West" Details on...
Great potential in this huge mining district in the Far West with ...
396 ACRES PLUS HOME $866,000
Rural 3 1 4
ONE OF THE BEST OCEAN... Auction
House 4 2 1

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save