Rego tax benefits Sydney

COFFS Harbour MP Andrew Fraser has denounced the State Government’s new transport policy which will see drivers taxed to the amount of $30 per registration in country NSW.

“Labor has had 15 years to attend to Sydney’s transport crisis and has made no progress other than empty promises,” Mr Fraser said.

“The Sydney Metro scheme, which was soundly criticised, has now been dumped and a plan adopted that will not be implemented for another five to seven years.

“This plan would see people living in regional Australia paying an extra $30 per year on their vehicle registrations in order to assist to fund this $50-billion 10-year plan for Sydney.

“Once again this policy demonstrates how out of touch the State Labor Government is with regional NSW.”

The plan was also slammed by NRMA president Wendy Machin.

“You don’t get a choice in regional NSW – if you want to get around, you have to buy a car,” she said.

“This is a cruel blow for North Coast motorists. Let’s hope the news is better when the State Budget is handed down mid-year.”



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