Regional Council Fuel Tax Likely

May 8, 2018

Greater Wellington Regional Council would implement a fuel tax if legislation before Parliament is passed.


Under the proposed law change the regional fuel tax can be charged in Auckland and, from 2021, councils in other areas would also be able to implement one.


Council chair Chris Laidlaw says the tax would be put toward transport infrastructure



He says the cost of these projects meant the council needed all the help it could get.


They have to be paid for and the local government sector simply doesn't have the resources to do this and our rates rises are heavy enough as it is.


He says introducing a regional fuel tax was the most sensible way of raising money for the expensive projects.

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