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The National Party has spent the past years claiming credit for projects initiated by the former federal Labor Government.

The truth is, the only contribution by the National Party to these was to turn up at the openings and cut ribbons.

For the record: the former Federal Labor Government invested $7.9 billion on the Pacific Highway – six times the amount the former Howard Government invested over 12 years.


Fact sheet

Projects opened since 2010

1. Oxley Highway to Kundabung (23 km opened in 2017)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 20 March 2013

2. Kundabung to Kempsey (14 km opened in 2017)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 11 July 2013

3. Kempsey Bypass (15 km opened in 2013)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 17 November 2009

4. Frederickton to Eungai (27 km opened in 2016)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 16 December 2012

5. Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads (20 km opened by June 2018, six months late)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 11 July 2013

6. Nambucca Heads to Urunga (22 km opened in 2016)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 21 December 2012

7. Sapphire and Woolgoolga (25 km opened in 2014)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 10 August 2010

8. Woolgoolga to Ballina (155 km – to be completed in 2020)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 12 June 2013

9 Ballina Bypass (12 km opened in 2012)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 23 May 2008

10 Tintenbar to Ewingsdale (17km opened in 2015)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 8 May 2012

11 Banora Point (3km opened in 2012)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 14 August 2009

12 Coffs Harbour Bypass Concept Design (2008)

Anthony Albanese News Release, 23 September 2008

 


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Funding

The Rudd/Gillard federal Labor Governments provided $7.9 billion and the NSW Labor and Liberal-National Governments provided $2.5 billion.


Updated: 13 December 2018