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NSW Auditor General Reviews Sydney West Connex

Photo source: DailyTelegraph.com.au

Photo source: DailyTelegraph.com.au

The Commonwealth Auditor-General is planning to review federal funding for what has become a very controversial road project, WestConnex in Sydney.

The multi-billion dollar project will widen and extend the M4 and M5 motorways and link them via the Haberfield and St Peters tunnels in Sydney’s inner west.

Originally the price tag for construction was $11billion under 2012 estimates but by 2015 the price tag ballooned to$16.8 billion to fast-track the project, with significant enhancements added.

The federal government has pledged $3.5billion in funding including a $2 billion concessional loan. The state government has promised up to $1.8billion towards the project.

An audit was requested by Transport Minister Anthony Albanese which was confirmed by Acting Auditor-General Rona Mellor in letter to the minister.  Find out more: https://sourceable.net/nsw-auditor-general-to-review-syd-westconnex/

Pay in Advance for Trips Along M5 South-West Motorway

m5 westIf you’ll be travelling along the M5 South-West Motorway in Sydney, it’s best to arrange payment beforehand or at least 3 days after your first trip on the motorway.

Keep in mind that no cash booths are present along the motorway, so payment at the time will not be possible.

If you do not arrange payment, you will be forwarded a notice to pay toll which will also include an administration fee.

Find out all you need to know about payment here.