Western Sydney drivers profitable ‘unfair’ highway fee charges, mayors call for weekly cap

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Apr 12, 2017 20:30:27

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The Mayors do not wish a M4 widening from Church Street to Concord Road to attract a toll. (AAP: Paul Miller)

Western Sydney mayors are pulling for a top on highway tolls as they trust drivers are being charged some-more “just since they live in western Sydney”.

Just as weekly ride losses are capped during $60 per week on an Opal card, a Mayors of Blacktown and Penrith wish a same for highway tolls, that they disagree should be capped during $40 per week.

The mayors used a second day of a parliamentary exploration into highway tolls to make a box that a stream NSW ringing complement was influenced and targets those slightest expected to be means to means a tolls.

“It’s fundamentally a taxation boost only since we live in western Sydney. It’s disgusting,” Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali said.

Penrith Mayor John Thain concluded and pronounced residents in a west “don’t have most choice” though to use their cars as there was a critical miss of open ride to some areas.

Cr Thain combined that Penrith’s stagnation rate is reduce than larger Sydney and a whole of NSW though there were reduction jobs in a area than employed residents, definition people have to travel.

“We have low stagnation and self-sufficiency… there are not adequate jobs so people mostly have to ride prolonged distances to get to work,” Cr Thain said.

“Two out of 3 Penrith residents have to leave a city to get to work.”

Distance formed tolls ‘unfair’ for western Sydney commuters

The Mayors wish care to be given to a complement where tolls are reduce in areas with singular open ride availability, and a cashback complement for socially disadvantaged areas.

“[Otherwise] a impact on a day-to-day domicile bill will be tremendous,” Cr Bali said.

“And if we take a behind roads we only have a longer journey.

“We as a Government are here to build a good multitude though how can we contend we are assisting if we are forcing mums and dads to be divided from their families for longer?”

Cr Thain pronounced a NSW Government indispensable to take into comment a traveller’s start and end rather than a distance-based ringing system.

“A distance-based fee for residents of western Sydney would have harmful impact on disposable income of families,” he said.

The Mayors are also opposite introducing tolls on Sydney’s M4 motorway mid-2017 as it was widened for a WestConnex project, arguing it will emanate a poignant cost weight to western Sydney commuters.

The reintroduction of tolls on a initial theatre between Church Street and Concord Road was quite unfair, they said, as it was work ascent and not a new delivery.

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