Half a million drivers in Sydney are expected to gain access to a new toll relief scheme
“We’re putting more money in the pockets of NSW families, particularly those in western Sydney who use our world-class motorway network,” Perrottet said.
Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Beaumont Hills and Rouse Hill are the suburbs with the most people eligible for the rebate, according to government data.
Rebates will be backdated to July 1, 2022, with the government expecting payments to be made within days of applications being received.
Government data showed more than 170 million trips were made on Sydney’s toll roads between July and December 2022.
Perrottet said last week that while his goal is to transform Sydney’s patchwork of toll roads into a unified network, that may not be achieved anytime soon. The prime minister defended tax subsidies for drivers, pointing out that public transport is also heavily subsidized.
While some toll roads charge motorists a set fee, others use distance-based rates, and nearly all are increasing by at least 4 percent each year.
To be eligible for the rebate, a driver must spend more than $375 on tolls each year and can register through their My Service NSW account to receive the money.
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https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/half-a-million-sydney-drivers-expected-to-access-new-toll-relief-scheme-20230123-p5cev4.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Half a million drivers in Sydney are expected to gain access to a new toll relief scheme