What is the issue?
We want to improve our transport system.
As the population grows, congestion (and the pollution it creates) is getting worse, safety is declining and businesses are struggling to move freight and people.
To address the problems we need to identify new funding sources as we are at the limit of what we can sustainably borrow. Throughout the consultation document the term sustainable borrowing refers to the maintenance of debt levels below our limit of 270 per cent of operating revenue.
What we are proposing
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We are proposing that a regional fuel tax of 10 cents per litre (plus GST) be used to raise more funding for transport projects and service.
Read more about
Issue 1: Transport, and how we propose funding it.
You can also read the full consultation document.
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