$28 BIL­LION PROMISED

Sydney Arena - - CITY LIFE -

State Premier Gla­dys Bere­jik­lian will hon­our the full $28 bil­lion in elec­tion prom­ises over the next four years.

The Premier was re-elected while part of Syd­ney’s CBD was an ob­sta­cle course of light rail con­struc­tion.

She as­sured vot­ers that “New South Wales could have it all”. Im­me­di­ately afer re-elec­tion the de­mo­li­tion of the Syd­ney Foot­ball Sta­dium (SFS) went ahead with no po­lit­i­cal ram­i­fi­ca­tions for the SCG Trust board.

The new 45,000-seat sta­dium will re­place the SFS, while Sta­dium Aus­tralia at Olympic Park will b re­fur­bished.

The Gov­ern­ment claims the to­tal cost of the arena projects will be about $2 bil­lion.

Mean­while the Metro West project - a new rail line from Par­ra­matta to the CBD to be com­pleted in 2020 - will cost $18 bil­lion.

A train line will also run from St Marys to the new Western Syd­ney Air­port at Badgerys Creek.

The Gov­ern­ment will start con­struc­tion of the North­ern Beaches Tunnel in 2020, which will cut travel time be­tween Brook­vale and the CBD by 27 min­utes.

The tunnel is due to open in 2026.

Some $14 bil­lion will be spent build­ing the Western Har­bour Tunnel and Beaches Link plus $2.6 bil­lion for the first stage of the F6 ex­ten­sion from Arn­cliffe to Kog­a­rah.

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