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Baird’s WestConnex project takes a hit

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The controversial WestConnex motorway project has been dealt a blow with a scathing report finding a conflict of interest in the NSW government’s plan.

There is not enough independence between the agencies delivering and reviewing the project, an audit has found.

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“The commissioner, deliverer and assurer roles should be clearly separated on WestConnex … there were deficiencies in governance and independent assurance,” according to a NSW auditor-general’s report released on Thursday.