Sydney Motorists Cop Road Toll Increases Despite Economic Strains

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Sydney drivers are about to cop another toll increase and the opposition isn't happy about it.

From July tolls will increase across greater Sydney with a one percent increase on the North Connex, Eastern Distributor and Hills M2.

Sydneysiders to be stung with another toll rise

Labor leader Chris Minns has said it's just a further hit to the cost of living in Sydney.

"Wages are flat, inflation is at 2%, but for some reason the tolls go up 4% each year, every year. It’s a secret tax on the families of Western Sydney in particular and we're calling on the government don't make a bad situation worse. Don't sign any more contracts with a 4% annual increase"

- Chris Minns

Meanwhile, the city’s biggest toll operator, Transurban, continue to make no commissions due the coronavirus pandemic stating the revenue funds projects keeping people employed.

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The tolls are in effect from July 1 include:

  • M5 will increase from $4.88 to $4.90 for cars and for trucks $14.64 to $14.70
  • Cross City Tunnel will increase from $5.93 to $5.97 for cars and for trucks $11.86 to $11.93
  • Easter Distributor will increase from $8.29 to $8.37 for cars and for trucks $16.58 to $16.75
  • Hills M2 Main Plaza will increase from $8.20 to $8.28, and for trucks $24.59 to $24.84
  • Lane Cove Tunnel will increase from $3.44 to $3.46 for cars and for trucks $11.51 to $11.63

The Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel remain unchanged.

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1 July 2021

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