WestConnex given green light in Sydney

WestConnex given green light in Sydney

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NSW Premier Barry O’FarrellĀ have today given the green light to one of Sydney’s biggest road projects, WestConnex.

The $11. 5 billion project, which will be complete by 2023, will predominantly be funded by tolls, but the federal and state governments have committed $3.3 billion to the project.

It will be completed in two stages, with construction to begin in 2015.

The 33 kilometre road will link Sydney’s west and south-west with the city, the airport and Port Botany.

Mr Abbott says Sydney needs this more than any other city in the country.

Meanwhile, Mr O’Farrell has praised the federal government for their commitment to the project, saying it could not go ahead without Commonwealth support.

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