A new NSW State Government plan aims to reduce the cost of living for toll paying motorists.
If you commute to work, and choose to drive, chances are you are paying a significant amount for tolls each week. For NSW drivers however, a new state government plan promises to provide some relief for toll paying motorists. Privately registered cars, utes, four-wheel-drives and motorcycles who pay over the threshold in tolls each week could be eligible for free rego – we wouldn’t say no to that!
The Daily Mail reports that Australian motorists who spend over $25 a week in tolls will not have to pay for their registration. NSW drivers who find themselves forking out upwards of $15 a week on tolls will also be eligible for half-priced rego, and families with more than one vehicle on an E-toll account will be able to add up their total spend to qualify for the discounts. So that equates to families with a $1300 toll expense per year qualifying for free registration and those spending $780 a year only required to pay half the cost. While a maximum saving of $211 doesn’t seem like a lot, you can buy some seriously good Christmas presents with that sort of money…
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that her government’s reforms have significantly reduced costs for motorists. “In this year alone, we have given back more than $200 million to people in NSW in cost of living relief,” she said. “We know car rego, insurance and CTP all adds up and it’s a very stressful time. Now with our reforms you are getting about $180 off your CTP greenslip, you are getting free rego or half price rego, and massive discounts in other areas.”
With the cost of living ever on the rise, we’ll take any opportunity we can to save some money on the daily commute! The discounts are set to be available from July next year, so stay tuned.
What do you think of the proposed rebates for toll paying motorists? Tell us in the comments!