Thursday, 16th February, 2017

Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett noted the Government announcement saying “no” to a regional fuel tax.

The tax had potential to be distortionary, badly targeted and unfair.

“We are delighted Government has rejected it, as it takes it off the table as a funding tool for meeting Auckland’s long term transport requirements. 

It creates some certainty, and demands that Auckland take the opportunity to identify more innovative long-term funding tools to address Auckland’s big transport issues.”

Mr Barnett said he hoped that now we could create a change of mind-set to increase the pace of action.

 

For more information contact Michael Barnett, mobile: 0275 631 150.
Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.