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NSW budget targets infrastructure

14 Jun 12 New South Wales (NSW) in Australia is to invest AU$5bn (£3.2bn) in roads and maritime infrastructure as part of the 2012-13 state budget.

“This year’s budget includes a significant investment aimed at tackling congestion in our busy city areas and improving our rural and regional network with major commitments to the Pacific, Princes, Hume and Great Western highways,” said NSW roads and ports minister Duncan Gay.

The budget includes AU$2.2bn for new roads, AU$1.3bn for maintenance of the State’s existing roads, AU$311m for improvements to the traffic network, AU$270m for road safety and AU$17m for commuter wharf upgrades.

Plans include a commitment to put AU$941m towards duplicating the Pacific Highway and AU$30m towards building Sydney’s missing motorway link.

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