NSW Opposition Questioned on Pacific Highway Plans

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The state Opposition is being asked to reveal its spending plans for the Pacific highway.

The Coalition says it will trim $3.8 billion dollars from government spending, if it wins the March state election.

But an Independent candidate for the seat of Clarence Richie Williamson is worried that could see less money spent upgrading the highway to dual carriageway.

He says Opposition needs to detail exactly where funding for the upgrade will come from.

“We are extremely anxious to see and hear the plans about the Pacific highway upgrade,” he said.

“The community is waiting on that, the community wants it and the community will certainly be taking a very keen interest in that very fact as the state election draws near.”

Mr Williamson says he wants the opposition to guarantee funding for the Pacific highway will be exempt from any budget cuts.

“The community is telling us time and time again, they want the Pacific highway upgrade, they want the Pacific highway dual carriage way,” he said.

“What I’m calling on the Coalition government to do is, tell us what the plan is.

“Tell us where the funds will come from, tell us the timelines involved, so the community has a clear understanding on when the Pacific highway will be upgraded.”

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