March 07, 2024

Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance Welcomes the Repeal of the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax

Commenting on the Government's repeal of the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Sam Warren, said:

"This will be welcome news for Aucklanders struggling with fuel costs once this comes into effect on June 30."

"It's encouraging that the remaining unspent funds are to be ring-fenced and put into infrastructure projects like the Eastern Busway, City Rail Link and road-corridor improvements."

"The issue now remains for Auckland Transport to focus on sufficient roading maintenance – rather than wasteful spending on back-office bureaucracy and unpopular pet projects."