Auckland Transport are requesting feedback on the Proposed Regional Fuel Tax
You may already be aware, but Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are running a public consultation on the future of transport in Auckland. This comprises the proposed Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) and the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).
Regional Fuel Tax
We need to fund large transport projects in Auckland in a way that is fairer than just increasing rates. To enable us to fund the necessary investment in transport that the city requires, we are proposing a Regional Fuel Tax of 10 cents per litre (plus GST) added to sales of petrol and diesel within Auckland starting on 1 July 2018 for a period of 10 years.
Efficient transport affects the everyone in the city. Without a RFT the funding we have available will only cover renewing our existing transport network and the projects we have already committed to – for example the City Rail Link.
We expect that the RFT, together with other funding sources, will mean we can invest an additional $4.3 billion in transport infrastructure over the next decade. This will be allocated across 14 specific projects which target different parts of transport infrastructure.
Regional Land Transport Plan
Auckland’s Regional Transport Committee (RTC) is developing a new Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) to account for the rapid growth in the region and the change in central government’s transport priorities. The RLTP provides the blueprint for transport in Auckland for the next decade. It includes a proposed 10-year investment programme for transport.
As Auckland’s population continues to grow, more and more people use the transport network every day. Transport is one of Auckland’s top issues, with congestion on our roads costing between $1 and $2 billion a year in lost productivity, and creating frustration for many Aucklanders.
We are developing this plan to address these issues over the next 10 years that will maintain and build on the momentum of improvements seen in recent years.
Have your say
Visit http://akhaveyoursay.nz before 14 May for more detailed information and to give feedback.
Or come talk to us at one of the following drop-in sessions:
Monday 7 May: 6pm-8pm, Takapuna War Memorial Hall, 7 The Strand, Takapuna
- Tuesday 8 May: 6pm-8pm, Manurewa Intermediate School, 76 Russell Road, Manurewa
- Saturday 12 May: 10am-noon, New Lynn Community Centre main hall, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
- Saturday 12 May: 2pm-4pm, Grey Lynn Library Hall, 474 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Thank you, and please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in giving feedback.
AT Consultation & Engagement