Live: NSW Now: 'Netflix-style' transport subscription flagged for Sydney

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Netflix-style transport

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance thinks the way toll roads and public transport is priced will soon be “a thing of the past”.

In a speech today, Mr Constance will declare “mobility pricing” such as a Netflix-style subscription for a range of services.

“I envisage [you] sign up for a nominal fee each week or month and all the different pricing for public or private providers is built into it — whether that be Uber, a ride-share car, a bicycle or a Metro,” Mr Constance will tell a summit in Melbourne today.

Mr Constance predicts in the future, governments will be more focused on delivering technology to link people to transport rather than providing physical services.

Hendra outbreak in the Hunter

A mare on a property near Scone in the upper Hunter Valley has been euthanased after developing the deadly Hendra virus.

The Department of Primary Industries said the horse developed neurological signs last Friday and was euthanased after it became unresponsive.

No other horses on the property have shown any signs of ill health and NSW Health said it was undertaking risk assessments of people who made have had contact with the affected horse.

Scone is home to some of the biggest thoroughbred studs in Australia and has been labelled the “horse capital of Australia”.

Vintage bikes stolen

A man has been charged after seven vintage motorcycles reportedly worth tens of thousands of dollars were allegedly stolen near Newcastle last month.

Police said a man broke into several storage units containing the prized bikes at Whitebridge in May.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with nine offences including stealing items worth more than $60,000 and break-and-enter.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at a Belmont Court next week.

Border shooting not terror related

Police say an incident in which two men were shot in a confrontation with counterterrorism investigators is not related to a terrorist plot.

The men, aged 19 and 30, were shot and wounded yesterday afternoon south of Albury, near the NSW-Victorian border.

Police said the men rammed a patrol car and then lunged at officers with a knife and a tomahawk, forcing the officers to shoot.

It has been revealed counterterrorism officers had earlier asked local police to find two men of interest.

The two men are both in hospital.

Thursday’s weather:

Rain clearing.

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CBD 15 21
Parramatta 15 21