NSW Government Abandons Metro in Favour of $50 Billion Transport Blueprint

Kristina KeneallyTHE New South Wales Government has abandoned plans for its $5.3 billion Metro rail project in favour of a $50.2 billion transport blueprint which will include a $4.5 billion express rail service to Western Sydney, and a $6.7 billion North West rail link from Epping to Rouse Hill.

The government will retain about $120 million worth of Sydney CBD property it has already acquired “so the sites are protected for a future metro.”

This should pacify some vendors who have sold properties, or shaped their leasing decisions, thinking they’d be surrounded by a construction zone.

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Cancer Facility to be Developed in Sydney’s Darlinghurst

NEW South Wales largest cancer research facility will be developed in the eastern Sydney suburb of Darlinghust. Premier Kristina Keneally approved construction of the $110 million Garvan St Vincent’s Cancer Centre, which will also provide care. Due for completion in 2012, the new nine-level facility is an initiative between St Vincent’s Hospital, the Garvan Institute

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