Fuel tax threat to Rodney transport hopes

By: Craig Powell

Rodney councillor Greg Sayers will fight to exclude Rodney from an Auckland regional fuel tax, saying the money raised will do nothing to improve transport in Rodney and may, in fact, divert resources away from Rodney.

The incoming Government has announced that it will allow Auckland to introduce a regional fuel tax to fund investment in the city’s transport network, including light rail to the airport.

The tax is likely to add an additional 10 cents per litre on the price of both petrol and diesel. read more

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