No truck relief in New South Wales rego move
The New South Wales government has announced motorists regularly using Sydney’s toll roads will score free vehicle registration, but trucks aren’t going to be so lucky.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced motorists who spend $25 or more on average each week on tolls will soon be eligible for a registration rebate. The registration rebate will be available for all standard privately registered cars, utes, four-wheel drives and motorcycles from July 1, but does not apply to vehicles weighing more than 2795kg.
Minister for Western Sydney and WestConnex Stuart Ayres says the scheme will be backdated, so eligible motorists will enjoy free vehicle registration if they have spent more than $25 a week from July 1, 2017.
NSW opposition leader Luke Foley told reporters he has spoken to Sydney truck drivers who admitted spending hundreds of dollars each week on tolls but getting no benefit out of this scheme.
“I’m particularly concerned about owner- drivers, we’re talking about people who often spend their life savings and more to invest in a truck, and they are to get no relief,” Foley is reported as saying.
ATN has contacted Foley’s office for further comment.