Comment on WestConnex Changes

So, NSW government appear to be interested in rerouting Stage 3 of WestConnex away from Inner West and instead to connect to City Westlink. However, there are caveats:

  • To fund this new change Baird needs $20 billion which he plans to acquire through the partial sale of NSW electricity assets BUT the Shooters and Fishers Party has confirmed they will never support this sale (they claim it will cost too many jobs) and they hold voting balance in parliament.
  • If Baird can't fund it through this sale of electricity assets, the plans that are currently in place with Stage 3 of WestConnex going through the Inner West (exits at Petersham and St Peters) will remain