Toll rebate makes for happy campers
Drivers towing caravans, boats and horse floats will be eligible for cheaper tolls on Sydney motorways with a new rebate scheme announced today.
Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said the scheme will work by providing a rebate on the larger recreational vehicle tolls to bring the cost in line with regular cars.
“I was disappointed to learn drivers towing caravans and other trailers were slugged the same toll as a B-double. This scheme is about directly addressing the concerns of those drivers and making sure it remains affordable for them to get around Sydney,” Mr Constance said.
The scheme will be applicable to most of Sydney’s toll roads. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel will be exempt because they do not charge cars towing caravans, boats or horse floats as larger vehicles.
Mr Constance said removing the barrier to travel and the savings made by drivers will help to stimulate the state economy.
“Regional and domestic holidays are going to play a pivotal part in the recovery of our economy. This great new initiative will reduce the cost for these drivers by an average of $14 per toll road.
“We want people to take a holiday with their family, particularly over the upcoming school holidays and we want that trip to be affordable,” Mr Constance said.
The scheme will be backdated to 1 June 2020, using the existing Transport for NSW Cashback system. Eligible drivers can submit their claim when their toll statement is available and receive the rebates directly to their nominated bank accounts.
The rebate will also apply to motorways that will be open to traffic in coming months, including NorthConnex and the WestConnex
For more information about the scheme customers can visit https://clicktime.symantec.com/3SBPEwL2LsHLdLyocrmujUa7Vc?u=www.sydneymotorways.com