NSW Delivers $1 billion in the State Budget

Wednesday 19 June 2013

NSW Delivers $1 billion in the State Budget for Pacific Highway upgrades

The Pacific Highway has been allocated nearly $1 billion in the 2013-14 State Roads Budget to continue its duplication, Roads Minister Duncan Gay said today.

Minister Gay said the Budget delivered the additional $403 million promised from the successful long term lease of Port Botany and Port Kembla.

“The communities that live along the Pacific Highway have yet more evidence from the NSW Government that we are delivering on our word,” Minister Gay said.

“This takes our overall contribution to $2.008 billion in the three budgets since coming into office.

“We have honoured the NSW Government’s 20 per cent contribution to the upgrade for a four lane, divided road between Hexham and the QLD border.

“This is in stark contrast to the former NSW Labor government, which over the years of 2008-09 to 2013-14 would have spent just $500 million on the project.

“The Pacific Highway upgrade is one of the largest road infrastructure projects in NSW and the Liberals & Nationals are committed to working with the Federal Government to complete it as soon as possible.

Key projects to be completed as part of the upgrade include:

  • $220m to continue work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Tintenbar to Ewingsdale (State and Federal funded)
  • $180m to start work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Frederickton and Eungai (State and Federal funded)
  • $145m to continue work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour (Sapphire) and Woolgoolga (State and Federal funded
  • $140m to start work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Nambucca Heads and Urunga (State and Federal funded)
  • $100m to progress planning and preconstruction work for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina (State and Federal funded).

Other highlights include:

  • $50m to award the construction contract for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between the Oxley Highway and Kundabung (State and Federal funded)
  • $24.7m to complete work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit (State & Federal funded)
  • $20m to complete preconstruction and select a preferred construction contractor for upgrading the section of Pacific Highway between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads (State and Federal funded)

Media: Lance Northey and Marie Scoutas 9228 5271

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NSW Delivers $1 billion in the State Budget for Pacific Highway upgrades 

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