New South Wales

Leppington Station

Sydney's $1.8bn South West Rail Link opens

AFTER nearly four years of work, including the installation of 53,000 rail sleepers and 31 kilometres of tracks, Sydney's $1.8 billion South West Rail Link between Glenfield and Leppington is now open, with trains on the new rail line operating every 30 minutes.

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NSW must establish a one-stop shop for government planning referrals: Urban Taskforce

IN the lead up to the NSW election, the major parties must agree to reduce the cost of housing by establishing a one-stop shop to efficiently process planning referrals from councils based on the successful Queensland State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA), according to property development industry group, Urban Taskforce.

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Koala road sign

Expert panel to guide Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade

NSW Roads and Freight Minister Duncan Gay last week announced NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Mary O'Kane would chair an expert panel to advise on koala population matters relating to a 16-kilometre section of the planned Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

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Penrith Civic Centre

New Local Environmental Plan approved for Penrith

PENRITH City Council last week welcomed the approval of its new Local Environmental Plan (LEP), which streamlines more than 35 older plans into one standard set of local planning rules to guide the future use and development of the local government area in Sydney's west.

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