Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackle cost of living pressures
Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackle cost of living pressures.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced drivers will be eligible for free vehicle registration if they spend more than $ 25 a week, on average, over a 12-month period on tolls.
“The majority of eligible motorists will save $ 358 a year on registration costs, with potential savings of up to $ 715 a year,” Berejiklian says.
“The Government’s strong budget position allows us to give back to toll users.
“The NSW Government has made it a priority to drive down the cost of owning a vehicle with big savings being delivered through reforms to CTP Greenslips and the introduction of a FuelCheck app.”
The rego rebate will be available for all standard privately registered cars, utes, four-wheel drives and motorcycles from July 1, 2018.
Minister for Western Sydney and WestConnex Stuart Ayres says the scheme will be backdated so eligible motorists will enjoy free vehicle registration if they spend more than $25 a week from July 1, 2017.
“We want NSW road users to start enjoying the savings as soon as possible, so when the scheme kicks in we will include historic toll payments,” Ayres says.
“This delivers a fair go for drivers who are paying their way on the toll road network, which allows them to spend less time in their cars and more time at home.”
The scheme will apply to private drivers who use any existing toll roads and will apply to any new toll roads in the future.
Drivers who use the M5 will continue to have access to the Cashback scheme.
Private motor vehicles weighing more than 2795kg, such as trucks, are not included in the scheme.
The move is unlikely to impress people in the bus industry who are trying to encourage fewer people to drive and more to use public transport – more on that in the next edition of ABC.
“We want NSW road users to start enjoying the savings as soon as possible”