The expressway is about 100km long and will have four lanes with dividers to create two lanes in each direction.
The expressway is about 100km long and will have four lanes with dividers to create two lanes in each direction.

Average Aussie family's summer holiday cost $1400 this year

THE average Australian family is expected to have spent $1400 on their main summer holiday this year, with the vast majority staying in the country.

Tourism and Transport Forum research found more than four-fifths of residents planned to stay on Australian soil over the break.

"Victorians expect to spend the most money, estimating their holiday would cost just over $1500, followed by New South Welshmen ($1470), West Australians ($1363), South Australians ($1336) and Queenslanders ($1204). Tasmanians ($902) expect to spend the least," TTF chief executive Margy Osmond said.

"While most will choose a local summery holiday, at least one in seven will travel overseas looking for a white Christmas."

- APN Newsdesk



School on the Hill turns 100

School on the Hill turns 100

Former and current students and families are invited to celebrate

Cyclone Owen to wreak havoc with up to 400mm of rain

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Residents warned to take action as destructive winds bear down.

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