Central Coast commuters to save in NSW Budget
Central Coast motorists who commute regularly to Sydney could save up to $750 a year on tolls under a scheme, to be announced in next week’s State Budget.
Under the package, motorists will receive a 40 per cent rebate for tolls incurred once they spend more than $375 in a year, with the maximum annual benefit for each customer to be $750. Cash rebates will be paid quarterly into their bank accounts.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the program would be fairer and more equitable based more closely on the amount each motorist spends on tolls.
Treasurer Matt Kean said the new toll relief measures improve the affordability of toll road travel for individuals, families and small businesses.
“This package will put money back in motorists’ bank accounts to help ease cost of living pressures.”
It will be in place for an initial two-year period, while the government finalises and implements long term tolling reforms.
For tolls incurred up to June 30, road users can continue to receive vehicle registration relief until June 30, 2023.
For tolls incurred from July 1, customers can access the new program and will receive their first rebate payment in early 2023, followed by quarterly payments.