The Federal Government is about to spend $1.5 billion subsidising a new motorway for Sydney that is destined to fail.
Sydney’s traffic is already the most congested in the nation. But traffic experts say the proposed WestConnex motorway, which is billed as Australia’s largest transport project, is going to make the city’s congestion even worse.
Vital details underwriting the motorway’s business case have been kept secret, and it may be a long time before the public interest is upheld and the whole story revealed. In the meantime property developers are lining up to cash in by building high-rise developments above the motorway – the sky’s the limit.