9 Feb 2024

AA policy director on scrapping regional fuel tax for Auckland

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 9 February 2024

The Automobile Association says while most Auckland motorists will be pleased the government's going to scrap the regional fuel tax, the issue now is how it will be replaced.

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has confirmed the government will end the city's tax of 11.5 cents per litre of fuel on June the 30th.

Brown says the government will consider law changes to bring in other tools such as time of use charging, value capture, tolling, and public-private partnerships.

But Auckland mayor Wayne Brown says scrapping the tax will leave a shortfall in the city's transport funding of $1.2 billion over the next four years.

AA policy director Martin Glynn spoke to Corin Dann.