LISMORE ELECTORATE RESIDENTS HIT WITH DRIVING TAX TO FUND LABOR’S JOKE TRANSPORT PLAN

LISMORE ELECTORATE RESIDENTS HIT WITH DRIVING TAX TO FUND LABOR’S JOKE TRANSPORT PLAN

Residents in the Lismore Electorate will be slugged with a new $500m driving tax in order to pay for State Labor’s laughable new ‘Transport Plan’ for Sydney, despite the fact it will deliver no new roads or transport for regional areas, The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Under Labor’s latest transport plan, motorists will be hit with up to $30 extra in vehicle registration fees regardless of where they live.

“Drivers in towns like Lismore, Murwillumbah, Kyogle, Nimbin and West of the Range are going to be slugged with a new tax to a pipedream transport plan that won’t ever be delivered by the current incompetent Labor Government,” Mr George said.

“Despite being slugged with the new driving tax, people in regional NSW will have nothing to show for it.

“Under Labor’s transport plan there are no new roads or public transport options for people living outside of Sydney.

“This is a tax that will be paid by people throughout NSW for a plan that State Labor can’t and won’t deliver.

“Motorists in NSW already pay some of the highest car registration fees in the nation and Labor’s new driving tax just is just going to make matters worse.

“Lismore electorate residents could now be paying almost $300 to register their vehicle, when it would only cost approximately $178 to register the same vehicle in Victoria.

“This plan will do nothing for people living in the electorate who have to put up with poor public transport and roads which need upgrading.

“We have real plans for real change, and in Government we will establish Infrastructure NSW to help deliver the roads and transport infrastructure which this electorate deserves,” Mr George said.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577