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Lucy Cormack Sydney awoke under a thick blanket of fog on Saturday morning.

Tolls on western Sydney motorists likely to fund roads in inner west and north

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Jacob Saulwick Motorists across western Sydney will likely be paying tolls for extra decades to help pay for new motorways through Sydney’s inner suburbs and north.

Energy giant AGL let off prosecution

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Natalie O'Brien Energy giant AGL has been found to have breached the licence for its Rosalind gas plant in south-west Sydney multiple times but has escaped prosecution.

Dangerous faults on Sydney's buses

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Jacob Saulwick After a spate of serious crashes, investigations by police and transport officials are starting to identify widespread faults in buses run by private operators in western Sydney.

Health complaints watchdog to be reviewed

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Eamonn Duff Health Care Complaints Commission to be overhauled and improved, says government.

NSW budget: Government proposes M9 Outer Sydney Orbital roadway

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Megan Levy The State Government is set to announce $4.6 million in Tuesday's state budget to investigate options for a new outer orbital motorway which could be built west of the city and provide a direct link...

Budget money sprawls Sydney west as urban plans falter

Leesha McKenny The state government will push out towards Sydney's fringe in a bid to boost housing, allocating $143 million to support development in the city's west.

NSW state budget 2014: $1b 'to help those in need'

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Sean Nicholls More than $1 billion will be spent on child protection, homelessness and disability services in NSW in 2014/15 as the state government seeks to deliver on its “obligation to help those in need” in...

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Constance declares budget fixed, now to rebuild NSW

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Sean Nicholls NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance says an ailing state budget has been fixed by the Coalition government, likening it to a car that has been declared roadworthy after three years of being rebuilt.

Transport cash splash to win the hearts of time-poor commuters

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Nicole Hasham Western Sydney and the northern beaches are in line for a multibillion-dollar splurge on road, rail and bus projects in a pre-election budget aimed at appeasing time-poor commuters in key seats.

NSW budget: Government could face $10b bill for road, rail

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Nicole Hasham The Baird government faces a $10 billion bill for a host of big-ticket road and rail plans if a flurry of feasibility studies announced in this week’s budget lead to projects getting off the...

Calls for more train stations to Badgerys Creek airport

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Leesha McKenny The Badgerys Creek plan is one station short, compared with those earmarked in the draft western Sydney employment lands strategy.

The daily exodus from western Sydney

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Matt Wade The dearth of jobs in greater western Sydney is causing huge commutes and limiting women's participation in the workforce.

Women councillors say bullying is rife in local government

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Leesha McKenny and Anna Patty New data from the most recent local government elections show councillors are still overwhelmingly old and male.

Labor MP's plan for new city to rival Parramatta derided as 'stupid idea'

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Nicole Hasham A gleaming new metropolis to rival Parramatta would be built from scratch in south-west Sydney under a radical plan by federal Labor MP Ed Husic to relieve transport gridlock.

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NSW Liberals' right wing outraged at Baird, Berejiklian deal

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Sean Nicholls A deal struck between Mike Baird and Gladys Berejiklian to become leader and deputy leader of the NSW Liberals is threatening to spark a factional brawl by outraging the party's right wing, which is...

Man dies after fishing boat capsizes in wild seas

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Leila Abdallah A man has died and two others have been rescued after their fishing boat capsized in wild seas at Camden Haven inlet, south of Port Macquarie.

Back Badgerys - or lose, Barry O'Farrell told

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Kirsty Needham Premier Barry O'Farrell's reluctance to back a second Sydney airport and refusal to commit a cent to airport infrastructure are out of step with strong voter support for construction to begin at...

Water treatment plant failed, despite deluge planning

Peter Hannam, Rachel Olding The water treatment plant that failed after Monday's deluge, prompting Sydney Water to appeal to about 250,000 households to cut back on water use, was examined for just such an event last year.