Second major promise of infrastructure spending in Bennelong electorate, which holds crucial byelection next week

The New South Wales government is buying back a high school site it sold off more than 20 years ago as surplus to requirements – in the middle of the federal seat of Bennelong, where a federal byelection is being held in 16 days’ time.

The state government declined to say how much it will pay for the Masters Warehouse site. It now has an option to buy the site, which was sold to Woolworths in 2013 for more than $30m.

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