Tuesday, 4 September 2012 | MEDIA RELEASE
John Robertson MP | NSW Opposition Leader
O'FARRELL'S TRANSPORT PLAN A SHAMBLES -
DISTANCE BASED TOLLING, HIGHER REGO FEES, INCREASED PARKING FEES
NO DELIVERY TIMETABLE, MONEY OR RELIEF FOR COMMUTERS AND MOTORISTS
The O'Farrell Government has let down the people of NSW with its transport masterplan - which confirms the Premier is introducing distance based tolling and jacking up car rego and parking fees, but has no delivery timetable and no costings for any major projects.
The Premier has confirmed distance based tolling is on the agenda for Sydney roads:
"We will investigate a consistent distance-based tolling regime for the Sydney motorway network… [so] those who use the roads more pay more."
(2012 Transport Masterplan, p329)
At the same time, Barry O'Farrell has failed to confirm how he will pay for and when he will deliver any new motorways, the second harbour crossing or the North West Rail Link.