Delays to the extension of Mitchell Freeway

What they promised

A six kilometre extension of the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach to Hester Avenue will be built from 2014-15 to 2016-17

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What they say now

Only $160 million of the $322 million required to complete the project by 2016-17 has been funded

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27 Nov 2013 - The Barnett Government has broken its promise to extend the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach Rd to Hester Avenue by 2017. It will now not be built until at least 2018.

In the 2013-14 State Budget it has revealed that the funding for the extension of the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach Rd to Hester Avenue by 2017 has been pushed back and the extension will finished until at least 2018. 

When making the announcement in December 2012 the Transport Minister Troy Buswell said ‘the investment would fundamentally change the way the traffic flows in the northern suburbs.  He said construction would start on the freeway extension in 2014-15 and be finished by 2016-17’. Sunday Times 2 December 2012

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