Tight NSW Budget to see some road spending

Pacific Highway to get biggest portion while Princes Highway and F5 will get some attention, State leaders indicate

September 5, 2011

The NSW Government is planning some significant spending on major roads, despite flagging a hefty budget deficit.

While health is expected to garner the lion’s share of budget spending, at $4.7 billion over four years, Premier Barry O’Farrell and Treasurer Mike Baird look set announce $468 million in Pacific Highway upgrades, $80 million for the Princes Highway and $25 million for widening the F5 in the state Budget tomorrow.

Baird has stated publically that $700 million in costs die to the partial electricity sell-off by the previous government had only just come to light.

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