Andrews government looks at new road user charging
The Andrews Victorian Government has publicly backed the implementation of a distanced-based road user charge in the coming years. The plan, which was proposed by Infrastructure Victoria, would see fixed road-user fees replaced by variable taxes over the next decade. The Andrews government has already set a 2.5 cents per kilometre charge for electric vehicles.
It is Parking Australia’s hope and position, that the current Melbourne Congestion Levy should be abandoned when the new regime is undertaken. No doubt this will be an issue leading into the next Victorian election, where Parking Australia will continue to reiterate the inequity of the current levy on car park owners, operators, and those who park in off-street parking facilities.