Chris Minns stands firm in refusing to commit to rail project as Labor claims costs will blow out by $17bn

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The New South Wales premier, Chris Minns, has continued to cast doubt over the future of a key metro line connecting Sydney’s western suburbs with the east, as he insists he won’t let the project’s ballooning bill “destroy the budget”.

On Wednesday morning, Minns stood firm in his resistance to committing to the rail project as he awaits the findings of a review into the line which he claims has seen costs overrun by $17bn to a total of $25bn.

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