No regional fuel tax for Wellington

1 MinuteBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 25, 2018

Transport Minister Phil Twyford says Opposition Leader Simon Bridges‘ claim that the Government is in discussion with Wellington councils about a regional fuel tax is categorically wrong.

“The Government has explicitly ruled out a regional fuel tax in Wellington,” Twyford says.

“The Wellington councils have asked for a regional fuel tax. I have ruled it out. Like many councils around the country, Wellington was left with a massive infrastructure deficit from the former government. These councils are desperate for funding to build much needed transport infrastructure,” Twyford says.