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Freight industry concerns over cruise terminal at Port Botany

Patrick at Port Botany.

Leesha McKenny FEARS a multimillion-dollar cruise ship terminal could be built at Port Botany by its new private operator without development consent are the result of ''confusion'', the government said.

Sydney City accuses state of cherry-picking most profitable public land

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Nicole Hasham The City of Sydney has demanded control of Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and other prime land in a bold push to substantially expand its borders.

Circular Quay restaurant Ocean Room forced to close due to overseas passenger terminal renovation

Melanie Kembrey, Anthony Dennis A serious shortage of wharf space because of booming passenger cruise ship traffic, combined with an urgent need to redevelop Sydney's overseas passenger terminal, has led to the closure of another...

Proceeds Barry O'Farrell's key to selling network sale to the public

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Sean Nicholls NSW voters are overwhelmingly opposed to a sale of the state-owned electricity network businesses, or ''poles and wires'', but more could be convinced if the proceeds are quarantined for...

Macquarie Generation may be split up for sale, says Mike Baird

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Nicole Hasham Treasurer Mike Baird has not ruled out splitting up the nation's largest power generator after the competition watchdog blocked the NSW government's plans to privatise Macquarie Generation.

Cootes Transport allowed longer shifts, greater weight despite tanker deaths

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Jacob Saulwick Cootes Transport - the trucking company whose vehicles have been repeatedly hauled off the road because of major safety defects - continues to be allowed to roster drivers onto longer shifts and load...

NSW seen as world's infrastructure capital thanks to $85b in projects, says Mike Baird

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Matt Wade The O'Farrell government's strategy of selling public assets and using the capital to fund new infrastructure has helped Australia to become the "centre of attention" for the global infrastructure...

NSW returns to surplus earlier than expected

Mike Baird

Sean Nicholls The surging Sydney property market has contributed to a turnaround of more than half a billion dollars in the state's finances, bringing the budget into surplus last financial year.

Property boom lifts budget

Mike Baird

Sean Nicholls NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has declared there is no cause for alarm over the surging Sydney property market as an upswing of almost $200 million in stamp duty receipts helped drag the budget into the...

WestConnex motorway will fail to reach potential, freight council says

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Jacob Saulwick Australia's freight and logistics industry has hit out at the planned WestConnex motorway because it bypasses Sydney's main freight hub by "some distance".

Sydney's coastal walkers need to dodge golf balls

Coast

Heath Gilmore Obstacles to completing one of the great outdoor walks are errant golf balls, the odd angry rifle shot and an 89-year-old woman living in a house her father built.

NSW budget to stay in red by $2.5 billion

State Treasurer Mike Baird.

Anna Patty The NSW budget will remain in the red by $2.5 billion - $656 million worse than the June forecast - despite a stronger property market.

Rockdale residents call on council to address safety of Dolls Point beach where Ayman Ksebe drowned

Ayman Ksebe

More than 4000 people have signed a petition calling on Rockdale City Council to warn the public about the dangers of swimming at an unpatrolled beach where a five-year-old boy drowned last week.

Port sale to fund Newcastle revamp

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Sean Nicholls The port of Newcastle will be sold for an anticipated $700 million in the latest privatisation by the O’Farrell government designed to pour funds into infrastructure for NSW.

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Build WestConnex, no strings attached - NRMA

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Jacob Saulwick The state's peak motoring body wants the Prime Minister to drop Labor's multibillion-dollar conditions on a new motorway in western Sydney that would improve some of the city's least popular and...

$4b tunnel for inner west

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Jacob Saulwick A four-kilometre tunnel from Strathfield to Ashfield and a widened M4 motorway will be the first segment built of the O'Farrell government's WestConnex motorway.

Greiner comes to end of road as infrastructure tsar

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Sean Nicholls, Jacob Saulwick Nick Greiner has resigned as head of the state government's peak infrastructure adviser, declaring he is ''absolutely confident'' its major recommendation, the WestConnex motorway, will be built.

Frontline services will be hit: unions

Unions NSW Secretary, Mark Lennon

Sean Nicholls Unions are warning that frontline services across the state are at risk after NSW Treasurer Mike Baird announced further cuts to the public service, despite already axing thousands of jobs and...

Economy to pick up steam as low rates add momentum

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Matt Wade The NSW economy will pick up pace over the next two years as record low interest rates help stoke household spending, business investment and home building, the state budget has forecast.

Re-routing risks of WestConnex project via taxpayer lauded

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Leesha McKenny, Sean Nicholls Industry groups have welcomed the state government's decision to fund the first stage of its $10 billion WestConnex motorway before seeking private sector investment to help complete it.