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Federal and NSW government are all talk and no funds – Australian Financial Review

Will $4.4 billion be provided in the federal budget for building stages 2 and 3 of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor to service Moorebank and Port Botany? If not, why is the Australian government promoting Moorebank as an interstate freight hub (“MIC vetoes separate Moorebank terminals”, AFR, January 30)?

Are the Australian and NSW governments prepared to acknowledge that private enterprise will use a container terminal at Newcastle to fund a freight rail bypass of Sydney, by railing containers to an intermodal terminal at Eastern Creek, as compared with trucking containers from Port Botany? If not, why is a freight rail bypass of Sydney the policy of federal and state governments?

Greg Cameron
Florey, ACT

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