Every recent Toll Road in Australia has fallen short of expectations. Several have gone dramatically bust. A look at the WestConnex Updated Strategic Business Case suggests that WestConnex will go the same way, and at considerable cost to NSW and Australian taxpayer.
The State Government plans to spend $18 billion on WestConnex, an inner city tollway that is to connect the M4 to the M5 via a tunnel. The tunnel will be one of the world’s longest, and most expensive. The $18 billion bill for WestConnex dwarfs spending on other forms of transport infrastructure.
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