NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T! BEREJIKLIAN HIDES BILLION DOLLAR BLOW OUT

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The Berejiklian Government has removed any mention of the Sydney Gateway from the WestConnex website in an attempt to pretend that it was never part of the multi-billion dollar project.

Last week, NSW Labor revealed that the cost of the Sydney Gateway had blown out by up to $1 billion – pushing the total cost of WestConnex to $17.8 billion.

To avoid yet another cost blow out (there have been at least five) Premier Gladys Berejiklian has disowned the Sydney Gateway claiming: “...it’s not part of the project, it never was”.

The Sydney Gateway is mentioned 43 times in the WestConnex business case and until this week was listed as a WestConnex project on the WestConnex website.

Following Labor’s revelation that the Sydney Gateway had blown out by a billion dollars the Sydney Gateway was suddenly removed from the website (see below).

10 August 2017

Today

 

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“Like the novel ‘1984’, this is a blatant attempt to airbrush history.

“Gladys Berejiklian would make George Orwell proud. She has become Big Brother.

“Call me old fashioned, but maybe the Premier should just tell the truth. 

“They disowned the Sydney Gateway in Parliament last week and now they’ve scrubbed it from history.”