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Leaked information on transport projects puts costs in spotlight in Australia

Lee Baker
20 September 2017
The spotlight is on transport decisions that meant money was
The spotlight is on transport decisions that meant money was "burn[ed]"

An internal report shows that a decision to shelve a 2km railway line in New South Wales was taken without an assessment of costs and benefits, it has been reported in the Australian press.The Sydney Morning Herald reported as a state government decision to "burn cash" a $200m "sunk cost" that came after no assessment was made of the costs of a light rail replacement for the Sydney to Newcastle rail link. It reported that transport minister Andrew Constance defended spending $200,000...

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